• February 8th, 2023
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Giving Machines Surpass $150,000 Milestone



Thousands of individuals and families have already had an impact on Denver’s community through their support of The Light the World Giving Machines, vending machines for charity, which have surpassed the $150,000 milestone with three weeks still remaining in the holiday season giving initiative.


“We know that giving is a challenge when budgets are tight,” said Elder Frederick K. Balli of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. “We also know that Denver has a very generous community and we’re grateful they are finding a way to include the Giving Machines nonprofits in their holiday gift-giving.”


This year, there are five local and three international charities in the Light the World Giving Machines, located at 15th & Larimer in Writer Square. The 30 items range from $3-$250 and benefit A Precious Child, Doctors Care, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Metro Caring, Village Exchange Center. The three international charities are iDE, Mentors International and Water For People.


Photo: Courtesy The Light the World Giving Machines
Gifts available at the Giving Machines ranges from $3 to $250 and offer a variety of items to help local and international charities.


The Church covers all expenses, including credit card fees, ensuring that 100% of the donations go to the local and global charities. There have been nearly 6,000 items donated to-date with everything from sports equipment and baby essentials, mental health care or bandages, dental exams, construction lumber or nails, a tower of lettuce or a gallon of milk, agricultural training and garden accessories, just to name a few choices. You can even purchase ducks!


“The year is winding down, but there is still time to make a real difference in Denver’s community to help those less fortunate than ourselves,” Balli said. “It is an easy way to give. It’s fun and you can bring the whole family down to take part.”


Denver is one of 28 locations in six countries and was one of the first cities outside of Salt Lake City to host machines, which are open 7-days-a-week with volunteers from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through January 8, 2023.


To learn more about Denver’s Giving Machines, www.givingmachinesdenver.com.


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