- The other light displays that rival Temple Square at Christmas . . .
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- Remember When Over A Thousand People Came Together To Break a Record And Bring This Moving Christmas Hymn To Life
- Remember that one time the New York press picked up the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines
- PIX11 New York: Donate using Giving Machines this holiday season at Lincoln Square ( #LightTheWorld )
- So RED does look good on BYU campus ( but only if it is for #LightTheWorld )
- WORKING WITH LEMONS are back to #LightTheWorld with a great rendition of PEACE IN CHRIST!
- Vlogger Syd McGee is back to #LightTheWorld with some ideas to get everyone onto the Christmas spirit!
- HOME IS WHERE YOU ARE (a new video by Encircle) shows the power of family, regardless of what shape that may take
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- “Sunday Jess” shows the unveiling of the Giving Machines to help #LightTheWorld
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- Evie Claire helps to #LightTheWorld in Reno, Nevada
- DELTA and Evie Claire create new video called “Kindness Connects Us” — #LightTheWorld
- Samuel and the Star–new animated video from the Church
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- Nashville Tribute Band and Madilyn Paige help to #LightTheWorld at their concerts this December!
- #LightTheWorld Week 2: Light Your Community
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- Madilyn Paige’s “Come Unto Jesus” cover literally helps to #LightTheWorld
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- The #LightTheWorld Giving Machines have surpassed 1 million dollars in donations!
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- Special #LightTheWorld Tongan Tabernacle Musical Broadcast — a must see!
- VIDEO: #LightTheWorld Advocates Give Over $2.3 Million Through Vending Machines
- VIDEO: 2019 #LightTheWorld One By One Daily Prompt Calendar
The “Giving Machine” phenomena started last year by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help people provide an “instant act of service” during the #LightTheWorld initiative. In 2017, Salt Lake City was the sole location of the machines, making $551,679 total throughout the time it was active on Temple Square.
In a statement published first by LDS Living, Daniel Woodruff (Church spokesman) announced donations had exceeded $1 million dollars across the five machines located in Utah, Arizona, New York, London, and the Philippines.
“We are thrilled with the enthusiastic and generous response worldwide to the #LightTheWorld giving machines. In just a few weeks, these machines have generated 52,279 contributions, resulting in $1,332,128 in total donations to local and global charities.”
Woodruff said half of that amount had been spent of livestock and animals ($517,023 had been spent to purchase goats, cows, and chickens).
Other popular items included meals, sewing machines, water bottles, and polio vaccines.
“The giving machines will remain open in each location through the end of December 2018,” Woodruff said. “We are truly touched by the willingness of people to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and make a difference this Christmas season.”
Have you visited a Giving Machine around the world yet?
Make sure you post about your experiences on social media using the hashtag #LightTheWorld!