Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement on December 18, 2018:
We are thrilled with the enthusiastic and generous response worldwide to the #LightTheWorld giving machines. In just a few weeks, these machines have generated 52,279 contributions, resulting in $1,332,128 in total donations to local and global charities.
Some of the most popular items purchased this year include:
-Livestock/animals (goats, cows, chickens): $517,023
-Sewing machines: $75,465
-Water bottles: $53,150
-Polio vaccines: $35,986
The giving machines will remain open in each location through the end of December 2018. We are truly touched by the willingness of people to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and make a difference this Christmas season.