From the Church

Giving Machines are coming to a record-setting 61 cities worldwide. Find out where

Two young girls visit the Light the World Mobile Giving Machine during its stay in Atlanta, Georgia in December 2022.
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

An important way you can spread the light and love of Jesus Christ this Christmas is through one of many Light the World Giving Machines. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring these giving-focused vending machines in 61 locations around the world during the 2023 holiday season.

The theme of this year’s Light the World Christmas initiative is “Let Your Light Shine,” words the Savior of the world spoke to His followers. Giving Machines provide a unique path to spread His light—in your community or in a faraway country. Instead of buying something for yourself, your purchase is a donation for someone in need. …

Since Giving Machines first launched in 2017, 1.5 million people have donated more than $22 million. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covers all program operational expenses. This ensures that participating nonprofits receive 100% of the collected funds. Participating nonprofits can use up to 10% of Giving Machine donations for overhead expenses. And each is required to submit a detailed report on how funds were used.

During the 2023 Christmas season, Light the World Giving Machines can be found in the following 61 locations in seven countries:


  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney


  • Calgary
  • Toronto


  • Cobán
  • Guatemala City
  • Quetzaltenango


  • Aragon
  • Cuernavaca
  • Pachuca
  • Puebla
  • Toluca
  • Tula

New Zealand

  • Auckland


  • Cebu City
  • Manila

United States

  • Atlanta
  • Columbia, (Maryland)
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Dana Point (California)
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Flagstaff
  • Fort Worth (Downtown)
  • Fort Worth (Grapevine)
  • Gila Valley
  • Gilbert
  • Henderson
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Huntington Beach
  • Indianapolis
  • Kaneohe
  • Kansas City (Missouri)
  • Knoxville
  • Laie
  • Las Vegas (Downtown Summerlin)
  • Modesto
  • Nashville
  • New York City (Times Square)
  • New York City (Church of Our Savior, 59th Avenue)
  • Omaha
  • Orem
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Prescott
  • Richmond
  • Sacramento
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • Seattle
  • Snowflake
  • St. Louis
  • Tucson
  • Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the 250+ local and global nonprofits participating, as well as the history of the Giving Machines, visit Church Newsroom.

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