Donations Total Nearly $6.3 Million at Light the World Giving Machines, Denver News Station Features Overwhelming Response

by | Jan. 10, 2020

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints updated the total amount of donations raised through the Light the World Giving Machines.

With 10 locations worldwide, the giving machines raised nearly $6.3 million.

Internationally, Giving Machines were located in London, England, and Manila, Philippines. In the United States, machines were located in Gilbert, Arizona; San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; Laie, Hawaii; Las Vegas, NevadaNew York City; and Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jamie Leary, a news anchor for CBS4 in Denver, explained that the response in Denver was overwhelming with donations totaling more than $625,000.

“This has to be one of the easiest way to give,” Leary said in the broadcast.

In the broadcast, Leary interviews people who donated to the Giving Machines.

“We need more of that,” participant Alana Reeb said in the broadcast. “We really need more of that. If we can just sacrifice one percent of our time? And this is just a small thing to do to help so many people locally and worldwide.”

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Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail or at her piano. 

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