From the Church

Giving Machines will be in almost 3 times as many cities this Christmas

Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

In an unprecedented effort, the Church’s Light the World Giving Machines will be available this year in 28 locations around the world. Before this holiday season—in both 2021 and 2019—the most Giving Machines the Church had sponsored and installed in a single year was 10.

The Church’s 2022 Light the World initiative invites us all to ask and act on this question: Who needs my light today?, and the Giving Machines provide a great opportunity for people to donate to dozens of local and global charity organizations during Christmas season.

Giving Machines have have caught the attention of news media and celebrities in the past: last year, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons unveiled a machine in Las Vegas, and Drew Barrymore praised the NYC machines on her talk show.

▶You may also like: Watch: Drew Barrymore praises NYC Giving Machines on her TV show, plans to visit them herself

The popular red Giving Machines will be available later this month in the following 20 locations (new locations are in bold):

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Cebu City, Philippines
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Glendale, Arizona
  • Gilbert, Arizona
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Houston, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New York City, New York
  • Orem, Utah
  • Sacramento, California
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

Eight additional US cities—none of which have hosted a Giving Machine before—will also participate in a mobile Giving Machine experience, which will bring traveling Giving Machines to each city for a temporary visit before moving on to a new location:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Gila Valley, Arizona
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Tucson, Arizona

Since the first Giving Machine was installed in Salt Lake City in November 2017, more than $15 million has been donated by families and individuals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covers all operational costs for the Giving Machines, so 100 percent of every donation goes to the charitable causes. Families and individuals who wish to donate but are unable to visit a physical machine can still participate online at

To learn more, read the full Giving Machine announcement on Church Newsroom and visit on November 16 for location-specific Giving Machine dates and times.

Stay in the loop!
Enter your email to receive updates on our LDS Living content