Denver  Giving Machines Background

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

In 2017 the Giving Machine was born in response to a heartfelt question: “Can serving others be instant, fun, and memorable?” Since then, Light the World 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.

Giving Machines December 2022