For the past three years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates the life of Jesus Christ through the #LightTheWorld initiative.
Last year, we wrote about some of the awesome #LightTheWorld happenings HERE.
This year, the theme for #LightTheWorld is GIVE AS HE GAVE.
Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals one-by-one. With a renewed emphasis that President Nelson has put on serving the one, #LightTheWorld is focusing more on WHO we serve as opposed to just HOW we serve.
GIVING MACHINES ARE BACK WITH MORE LOCATIONS!
Last year, you may remember the GIVING MACHINES that were created to provide an “instant act of service.” In 2017, the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines raised more than $550,000 for local and global charities. Well, the giving machines are back this year in 5 locations!
SM Megamall – Manila, Philippines
Joseph Smith Memorial Building – Salt Lake City, Utah
Downtown Gilbert – Gilbert, Arizona
Manhattan Temple – New York City, New York
Hyde Park Chapel – London, UK
100 percent of your donation will be used for the purchased item or for similar items or services of greater need as determined by the applicable charitable organization. Administrative costs for this initiative and costs associated with its nonprofit partners are covered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Some of the local and global charity partners include:
Local and global charity partners will be represented in each Giving Machine. All donations will be accounted for by the individual vending machines, with the exact amount purchased going to each charity.
What can you buy? Winter boots and holiday meals, baby supplies, “school in a box,” and goats or chickens for needy local families and those in need around the world.
- Some additional items you can purchase as a donation include:
First Aid Kits