#LightTheWorld with A New Leaf through Giving Machines During Christmas

#LightTheWorld with A New Leaf through Giving Machines During Christmas

Join A New Leaf this Christmas to #LightTheWorld for those in need. We are so grateful to be a part of this incredible movement sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

#LightTheWorld is a special promotion during the Christmas season that encourages people to donate items for those in need at special vending machines throughout the world, including Gilbert, Arizona – at the Water Tower Plaza located at 45 West Page Avenue in Gilbert. As part of the #LightTheWorld campaign, people will have the chance to provide an instant act of service at special vending machines called Giving Machines.

“Each year, during the holiday season, people around the globe have found countless ways to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Elder Brent H. Nielson, a senior leader for the Church. “We are excited to offer new opportunities this Christmas to spread joy, hope and love in a world that needs the light of Christ.”

The popular #LightTheWorld campaign asks people to take the 25 days leading up to Christmas and turn it into a season of service, lifting and helping others in small and simple ways. As part of this campaign, Giving Machines – essentially large, red vending machines – will be placed in five locations throughout the world to provide a way for people to give an instant act of service.

These machines will be located in Gilbert, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; New York, New York; London, England; and Manila, Philippines. People will be able to purchase a variety of items to donate through partner charities such as A New Leaf, CARE, UNICEF, WaterAid, and Water For People.

The Gilbert, Arizona, Giving Machines will open on November 29, 2018 at the Gilbert Water Tower Plaza and will enable donors to make contributions to four local charities, including A New Leaf.

“We are very excited to be included in the giving machines. Every donation will make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable Arizona families,” said Michael Hughes, CEO of A New Leaf. “We invite Valley residents to contribute to a wonderful cause and celebrate this season of gratitude by helping others in need.”

Items available for purchase include transportation for refugee children to be reunited with family, clothing to help individuals find employment, children’s learning books, and other unique items. You can make a donation online at A New Leaf's #LightTheWorld Page:  LIGHTTHEWORLD.

Last year’s single Giving Machine in Salt Lake City resulted in more than $550,000 raised for local and global charities.

The machines will be available through the Christmas season. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to partner charities for the purchased item or for items or services of greater need based on their discretion.

All administrative costs for this campaign and costs associated with its nonprofit partners are covered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Join A New Leaf this Christmas by helping others in a positive and memorable way. #Light the World for Arizona families!