November 21, 2024 - January 1, 2025

"What if giving to someone in need was as easy as buying a snack from a vending machine?"


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Celebrate Denver's holiday tradition of giving with new charities, new items and new festivities at the Cherry Creek Winter Wanderland Holiday Market
2nd Avenue and Fillmore Plaza, Denver 80206


Giving Machines Denver Logo


Light the World Giving Machines gives anyone, no matter their age or means, the chance to actively participate in a giving experience.


Meet our 2024 charity partners

Giving Machines Denver offers 30 options from five local and two international charities.

Canine Partners of the Rockies trains service dogs for Coloradans living with disabilities and places facility dogs that support adults and children through trauma and major life events.

Children's Diabetes Foundation helps families with children who have type 1 diabetes through financial support, education, and access to services and life-saving therapies and treatments.

Family Promise of Greater Denver helps families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, by providing temporary shelter, teaching clients employment skills and financial literacy, and providing childcare.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains helps refugees become self-sufficient and integrate with their new communities through programs focusing on asylee/immigration legal services and resettlement, foster care, adoption, school enrollment, employment navigation, senior services, and housing assistance.

Mile High United Way mobilizes the community to take collective action to create positive, lasting change through three related initiatives: School Readiness, Youth Success, and Adult Self Sufficiency.

International charity partner to be announced

International charity partner to be announced

FAQs about the Giving Machines Denver

Vending machines that make donating to charity as easy as buying a candy bar.


Items from 2023

2023 Charity Donations by the Numbers

Colorado Hosting Asylum Network
The Delores Project
GLOBAL Down Syndrome Foundation
The Salvation Army
Volunteers of America
American Red Cross

Past charity partners

Colorado Hosting Asylum Network (CHAN) Logo



The Delores Project Logo

Doctors Care logo


Global Down Syndrome Foundation Logo

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver logo


The Salvation Army Intermountain Division

Metro Caring logo


Volunteers of America Colorado Logo

Village Exchange Center logo



iDE Global logo




Mentors International logo

Water for People logo

Giving Machines Background

In 2017 the Giving Machine was born in response to a heartfelt question, "What if giving to someone in need was as easy as buying a snack from a vending machine?" The purpose of Light the World Giving Machines is to give anyone, no matter their age or means, the chance to actively participate in a giving experience.

Giving Machines have appeared in cities across the globe, capturing the attention of media, public officials, respected nonprofit organizations, business leaders, other faiths, and the public. In the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people have donated US$22 million in goods and services to care for those in need—around the block or around the world.

Light the World is the annual Christmas initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is an invitation for all to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be a light to others during the Christmas season.

Media Coverage


Nov. 6, 2023 | 7 charities stand to benefit from Denver giving machines.

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