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Vending machines for charity set up in downtown Denver

“Light the World Giving Machines” will be taking donations until Jan. 8.

DENVER — There's a new way to give monetary donations this holiday season in downtown Denver: Think vending machines for charity.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought its Light the World Giving Machines back to Denver for the holiday season.

This is the fourth year that Denver has been selected as one of Giving Machines locations, one of 28 cities in 10 countries.

Instead of buying a bag of chips or soft drink, visitors buy items for someone in need. Donors decide which items to donate and how much to spend.

The machines are open 24/7 in downtown Denver at 15th Street and Larimer Street at Writer Square through Jan. 8, 2023.

More than 3,000 items have been donated since the machines opened for the season on Nov. 26.

Machine costs and credit card fees are paid by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ensuring 100 percent of each donation goes to the charity.

Click here for more information on the Giving Machines


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