- In time for the holiday season, a ‘Giving Machine’ was recently installed in Denver, Colorado
- The machines enable users to donate items to people from across the world in just a swipe of their card
- There are only ten ‘Giving Machines’ in the world, including one that can be found in Trinoma Mall in the Philippines
They say Christmas is the season of love and giving. An organization wanted to take advantage of the holidays and installed a “Giving Machine” in Denver, Colorado last week.
Giving Machines are part of #LightTheWorld campaign of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Giving Machines are like vendo machines except that they do not dispense snacks or candy bars but help for people in third world countries, which can be bought in just a swipe of a card.
“Imagine swiping your credit card at a vending machine — but instead of buying a candy bar for yourself, you are buying a sheep for a family in a third-world country. Or a poli0 vaccine. Or a pair of shoes. Or 100 meals for your local food bank,” the website explains.
“With the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines, that is exactly what happens. The Giving Machines provide a way for people to quickly and easily help those in need and make the Christmas season a little more meaningful for themselves—and countless others,” it added.
There are only 10 Giving Machines in the whole world, including one in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City in the Philippines.
“These Giving Machines are an example of the big things that can happen when many people give just a little. That is what it means to ‘Light the World’ one by one — when we each give what we can offer, our little light adds to a brightness of hope,” Sister Bonnie H. Cordon said.