What are Light the World Giving Machines?
Vending machines where donating to a charity of your choice is as easy as buying a candy bar.
How do they work?
Insert a credit or debit card and select one or more items from the vending machine. A Styrofoam card with a photo of the item you have purchased will drop to the bottom of the machine, signifying the purchase you have made.
How can I pay?
The Giving Machines accept all major U.S. credit cards and debit cards – just like a regular vending machine. However, it does not accept cash.
Where are the machines?
The Giving Machines are located next to Francesca’s, on the Promenade at Downtown Summerlin, 2010 Festival Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135. The site is across the plaza on the east side of Macy’s. We’re just across the street from Santa’s Chalet!
When are they open?
The machines are open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. from November 15, 2019 through New Year’s Day, 2020.
Can I make a purchase on behalf of someone else? How can I notify the recipient an item has been purchased on his or her behalf?
When you’re looking for the just-right gift for someone who has everything, why not consider buying something for someone who needs everything? For a single purchase over $25, show your electronic receipt to a volunteer at the Giving Machines to get a Light the World card so you can notify your recipient of the gift you purchased in his/her name.
What charities can I donate to at the Giving Machines?
Choose from 5 local charities and 2 global charities:
Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada – Keeping students in school and on the path to graduation
Eye Care 4 Kids – Providing professional vision care to low-income, underserved children
Future Smiles – Increasing access to dental health for underserved populations
Opportunity Village – Serving adults with intellectual and related disabilities
Three Square – Providing wholesome food to hungry people
CWS Global – Feeding the hungry and assisting the vulnerable around the world
UNICEF – Saving and protecting the world’s most vulnerable children
What can I give?
You can select from 30 different items ranging from meals to laundry pods for homeless high school students to dental treatments for children to two hens and a rooster for a family in a developing country. Click here to see the options each charity selected, based on the high-priority needs they have identified for the populations they serve.
How much can I donate?
Items in the Las Vegas Giving Machines range from $2 to $320.
Why donate at a Giving Machine instead of some other way?
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Donations are eligible for tax deductions. Electronic receipts will be available by text or email.