Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced four local charities selected for the return of Light the World Giving Machines. This year’s charities are The Crowley Foundation, Denver Rescue Mission, JFS and Project Worthmore.
Giving Machines are vending machines with a twist. Instead of buying a snack, a donor can buy a month of meals for a homeless person, a solar lantern for a refugee, a haircut for a young person seeking a job and more. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pays all machine expenses, including credit card fees, so 100% of the donations goes directly to the items selected by each charity.
The Giving Machines will be part of Denver’s “Winter in the City” activities. They offer a fun opportunity for individuals, families and businesses returning downtown to do an instant act of service that will not only support this year’s charities, but also help two international organizations, CARE and UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency. The machines will be located in downtown Denver’s Writer Square, on 16th Street between Lawrence and Larimer, from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2022. They operate around the clock with volunteers available to assist donors every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
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