These vending machines dispense happiness, minus the guilt.
Between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. through Jan. 1, Giving Machines in front of Macy’s at Downtown Summerlin will provide people a way to spread holiday cheer through charitable donations, according to information provided to local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members.
The public can donate various goods and services these charities: Communities in Schools of Nevada, Eye Care 4 Kids, Future Smiles, Opportunity Village, Three Square, UNICEF and Church World Services Global.
Machine donations pay for “anything from school shoes and holiday meals for local families in need, to providing baby resuscitation kits and ‘school in a box’ for those in need around the world,” according to the church.
The costs range from $2 to $320, paid by debit or credit card.
The church pays for the machines and offers them as part of its “Light The World” initiative. One hundred percent of donations go directly toward the purchased item.