Light the World 2023
Giving Machine locations featuring WaterAid
- Las Vegas, Nevada
Downtown Summerlin from November 28
The District at Green Valley Ranch from November 28
- Boston, Massachusetts
CambridgeSide, Cambridge, from December 2
Heritage Square, Flagstaff, from December 15
Prescott, Goodman Street, from December 1
East Arizona, Silver Creek, from December 15
West Valley, Glendale, from November 20
Hale Center Theatre, Gilbert, from November 17
Park Place, Tucson, from November 18
Safford City Hall, Safford, from December 2
- New York
Church of Our Savior, New York City, from November 28
- California (Orange County)
Pacific City Mall, Huntington Beach, from November 27
Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, from December 18
Pearl, San Antonio, from November 20
Sundance Square, Fort Worth, from December 5
Main Street, Grapevine, from December 9
McKinney Town Square, McKinney, from December 19
From strength to strength
We are proud to be entering our seventh year of partnership with Light the World. Collectively, you have helped us reach thousands of frontline health care workers in need of hygiene training, supplies and clean, running water. We could not have served 181 million people worldwide during the pandemic with out the generosity of the #LightTheWorld community.
When waiting in line is a good thing
Learn more about the vending machines with a difference
These pioneering vending machines made the headlines!
The World Giving Machines look like a typical vending machine complex, but through them, you can donate books, meals, and personal care items to local and worldwide charities instead. The choice is yours and it all happens at the press of a button. + “It’s just like walking up to a machine and getting a candy bar,” explained Amy Jackson, with Mile High Ministries. “But you are supporting families [...] around the world just by pushing a button.” + For the time being there are only ten such vending machine complexes in the world. They are sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the church covers machine costs, administrative fees and other overhead expenses. + The World Giving Machines raised more than $5.4 million this holiday season and were available through the first week of January in most locations. -- h/t: CBS Photo: @givingmachinesdenver ••• @globalpositivenews @globalpositivenews @globalpositivenews . . . #caring #heartwarming #positivepsychology #globalpositivenews #news #tanksgoodnews #Positivenews #positivenergy #positivity #onemillionactsofgood #kindness #kindnessmatters #randomactsofkindness #actsofkindness #donation #donations #holidayseason #candybar #candybars #generous #generosity #selfless #selflessness #homeless #homelessness #vendingmachines #vendingmachine #helpingpeople #helpingothers
Thousands of you waited in long lines to #LightTheWorld in person, with your friends and families. It was part of a coordinated global appeal and more than 11,000 of you opted to support clean water facilities, raising a staggering $419,000 to support clean water projects! Wells and taps were your favorite items and the impact of your collective generosity can not be exaggerated. This sort of volume makes a material difference at a community level.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and WaterAid
Find out more about our unique partnership
Since 1981 we've reached 29 million people with clean water.
Together, we work with communities to set up practical and sustainable water projects that meet their needs. Hardware, such as taps and rainwater harvesting tanks are always backed up by training on maintenance and management, making sure that the health benefits of clean water are maximized. To ensure sustainability we use technologies that are low-cost, appropriate to the local area, and can be easily maintained by the communities who use them.
We also work with local partners to ensure capacity and skills are developed at a local level. Local partners include:
Local non-government organizations (NGOs)
Local and national government departments
Private utility companies
We invest in local partner organizations to enable them to deliver lasting change for their communities. We typically provide financial support, training and technical advice, as well as help with planning, budgeting and organizational development.
As communities grow stronger, they become more self reliant.
Find out why we were founded and why we are working to put ourselves out of work for 2030.
Tax-efficient ways to support clean water
From cryptocurrency to stock donations, there are easy, tax-efficient ways to support clean water projects using your smartphone.
Read our annual reports to see the impact in action!