#LightTheWorld Giving Machine Returns to Downtown Summerlin® Nov. 16
Vegas Golden Knight Keegan Kolesar to make first donation
at kick-off marking launch of holiday giving season
Global campaign in 2021 raised more than $5.8 million worldwide,
with more than $740,000 donated at Downtown Summerlin
to support five local nonprofits, two global charities
WHAT: The Giving Machine, the popular “vending machine” that works in reverse by giving users an opportunity to purchase a variety of much-needed items for local and global charities via the swipe of a credit or debit card, or Apple and Google Pay, returns to Downtown Summerlin® on Nov. 16 where it will remain through Jan. 1, 2023.
Vegas Golden Knights player Keegan Kolesar will make the first ceremonial donation with the help of VGK mascot, Chance, at a special media kick-off to mark the beginning of the holiday giving season. Representatives of five local nonprofits that are Giving Machine beneficiaries will join Giving Machine sponsors and host, The Howard Hughes Corporation, for this special event.
Local nonprofit beneficiaries this year include Catholic Charities, HELP of Southern Nevada, Project 150, Three Square and Volunteers in Medicine. Global beneficiaries include Church World Services and Lifting Hands International.
Now in its fifth year, Giving Machines, a global initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, raised more than $5.8 million at ten locations worldwide during the 2021 holiday season with more than $740,000 donated by more than 41,000 visitors at the Downtown Summerlin Giving Machine. Of that total, more than $500,000 was donated to support five local nonprofits, and nearly $240,000 was donated to two global nonprofits.