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Giving Machines Bring in Nearly $4 Million for Charity

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The Giving Machines, which stocks items for local and worldwide charities, have brought in over $3.7 million dollars so far in 2021. Located in 10 cities across the United States, these machines are a popular Light the World tradition and are managed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As of December 21, 2021, some of the items purchased include:

  • 52,000 chickens
  • 2,500 beehives
  • 3,600 goats
  • 992,000 meals for individuals and families
  • 529,000 polio vaccines and other immunizations for children
  • 300 acres of sweet potatoes
  • 13,000 items of shoes and clothing
  • 4,900 shelter and beds
  • 15,000 personal care and hygiene kits
  • 16,000 educational materials and services
  • 1,800 water pumps
  • 800 well installations
  • 1,600 rainwater storage tanks
  • 6,700 healthcare services
  • 9,000 boxes of produce

The donations have come from approximately 265,000 people who have interacted with the machines. All donated funds go directly to each participating charitable organization. The Giving Machines will remain open until January 2, 2022. You can learn more about how others are lighting the world with love here. 

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