#LightTheWorld Giving Machine Returns to Downtown Summerlin® Nov. 3
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds to make first donation at kick-off marking launch of holiday giving season
LAS VEGAS — 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, returns to Downtown Summerlin on Nov. 3 where it will remain through Jan. 3, 2022.
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds will make the first donation at a special by-invitation-only and 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 Communities In Schools of Nevada, Eye Care 4 Kids, Three Square, Future Smiles and Opportunity Village. Global beneficiaries include United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and CWS Global (Church World Service). Las Vegans can make donations by purchasing items that range in price from $3 to $300 and include staples such as clothing and dental hygiene items, eyeglasses, meals, school supplies, and a variety of medical, vision and dental services. Other donation opportunities include underwriting college admission and testing fees, job skills training, as well as tents, winter clothing and solar lanterns for refugees.
A global initiative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the campaign launched worldwide in 2017 and in Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin in 2019. To date, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen to help “light the world” – donating more than $9.1 million for nonprofits and initiatives worldwide with $823,000 raised at Downtown Summerlin in 2019. This year, nine U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, are hosting Giving Machines.