Washington D.C. Area Receives a ‘Giving Machine’ to ‘Light the World’ This Holiday Season
World Food Program USA participates in newest Giving Machine, hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center
Kensington, Md. — This year, for the first time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has placed one of their popular Light the World Giving Machines at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center located in Kensington, Maryland. These giving-focused vending machines offer a unique and memorable way to care for others around the world. The Giving Machines include items such as groceries, fresh water, child vaccines, beds, hygiene kits, farming equipment, medical care, job training, educational supplies, beehives and livestock.
The organizations participating in the Washington D.C. Giving Machine are World Food Program USA, The American Red Cross, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Boys and Girls Club of Laurel and House of Ruth.
Since the first Giving Machine appeared in 2017, total contributions to participating organizations have reached $15 million. As part of its ongoing global humanitarian efforts, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covers all operational costs, which ensures that 100% of every donation goes to a charitable cause.
Those unable to visit a physical machine can participate online at LightTheWorld.org/give.
Through the Light the World Giving Machines initiative, presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States of America from November 28, 2022 – January 2, 2023, each donation made to World Food Program USA is in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) programs worldwide. All donation amounts are based on global average price points per project, as determined by the U.N. World Food Programme. The allocation and management of any donation made through the Light the World Giving Machines initiative 2022 shall be in accordance with the U.N. World Food Programme’s internal rules and regulations. World Food Program USA will provide a final report on use of received donations to Latter-day Saints Charities within a one-year period from receipt of received donations. For more information, visit wfpusa.org.
The U.N. World Food Programme does not endorse any product or service.
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About the United Nations World Food Programme
The U.N. World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
About World Food Program USA
World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit wfpusa.org/mission-history.