The #LightTheWorld initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people all over the world to share their light through 25 days of kindness. One act of kindness might be donating to a charity through a vending machine called a Giving Machine.
The Giving Machines offer a unique way to serve and care for others across the globe, giving donors an opportunity to “select” items such as groceries, fresh water, child vaccines, beds, hygiene kits, farming equipment, medical care, job training, educational supplies, beehives and livestock as charitable donations, the Church News reported. Nearly 125 local and global nonprofits are joining the Church in caring for and serving millions of people in need.
This year, in addition to Giving Machine sites around the United States and internationally, there will be two Giving Machines traveling around Arizona and the Southeast U.S.
Use this handy tracker to know where the closest location is to you and how long the sites will be open until.
Where are the mobile Giving Machines now?
Tucson at Park Place Mall until Jan. 1
What is the address of my local Giving Machine location?
The mobile Giving Machine in Arizona will be available in:
- Flagstaff at Heritage Square from Nov. 17-Dec. 3
Address: 22 E. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- Gila Valley/Safford at Safford City Hall from Dec. 4-16
Address: 717 W Main St, Safford, AZ 85546
- Tucson at Park Place Mall from Dec. 17-Jan. 1
Address: 5870 East Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711
The mobile Giving Machine in the Southeast U.S. will be available in:
- St. Augustine, Florida, at St. Augustine Visitor Information Center from Nov. 25-29
Address: 10 S. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
- Birmingham, Alabama, at City Walk Birmingham from Dec. 1-4
Address: 1998 9th Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Atlanta, Georgia, at The Interlock from Dec. 6-11
Address: 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Charlotte, North Carolina, at Promenade on Providence from Dec. 13-17
Address: 5345 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
- Charleston, South Carolina, at Miracle Park from Dec. 19-23
Address: 137 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Here are the Giving Machines locations and closing dates listed by state. Donations will be accepted through the beginning of January 2023.
- Gilbert at Water Tower Plaza, closing Jan. 1, 2023
Address: 45 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233
- Glendale at Murphy Park, closing Jan. 8, 2023
Address: W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
- Sacramento at Westfield Galleria Mall (Roseville), closing Jan. 7, 2023
Address: 1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
- Denver at Writer Square, closing Jan. 8, 2023
Address: 1512 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
- Honolulu at Pearlridge Center, closing Jan. 5, 2023
Address: 98-1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701
- Kansas City at Crown Center, closing Jan. 1, 2023
Address: 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
- Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin, closing Jan. 1, 2023
Address: 1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
- New York City at Rockefeller Center, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
- New York City near the Lincoln Center, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 125 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
- Nashville at CoolSprings Galleria, closing Jan. 1, 2023
Address: 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067
- Houston at Bravery Chef Hall, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 409 Travis St. Suite A, Houston, TX 77002
- Orem at University Place Mall, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097
- Salt Lake City at City Creek Center, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 50 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
- Seattle at Bellevue Downtown Park, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
- Washington, D.C., at the Church’s Washington, D.C., visitors’ center, closing Jan. 2, 2023
Address: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895
Here are the locations and closing dates of the Giving Machines available internationally, listed by country.
- Brisbane at Logan Hyperdome, closing Dec. 28.
Address: Bryants Rd., Loganholme, QLD 4129
- Calgary, Alberta, at Southcentre Mall, closing Dec. 31
Address: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 3V0
- Guatemala City at Pradera Vistares, closing Dec. 31
Address: Diagonal 1; 9 36-01 zona 12, sontano 1, local S10 Guatemala, 01066, Guatemala
- Guatemala City at Pradera Concepción, closing Dec. 31
Address: Carr. Condado Concepcion, Guatemala City
- Mexico City at Town Center El Rosario, closing Dec. 30
Address: Av. El Rosario No. 1025 Esq. Av. Aquiles Serdán, Col. El Rosario, CP 02100, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
- Mexico City at Centro Gran Sur, closing Dec. 30
Address: Av. del Imán No. 151, Col. Pedregal de Carrasco, Mexico City
- Cebu City at Ayala Center Cebu, closing date to be determined
Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
- Manila at Festival Mall Alabang, closing date to be determined
Address: Filinvest Corporate City, Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Note: The locations for the Giving Machines in Mexico City, Mexico; Brisbane, Australia; and Washington, D.C., were updated on Nov. 23.
The location for the Seattle, Washington, Giving Machines was updated on Dec. 24.