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Imagine going to a vending machine and being able to purchase much-needed food, clothing, or baby supplies for a local family in need, and medicine or even a goat for a family in a developing country.

This year, Cincinnati residents will have the chance to do just that. As part of the annual #LightTheWorld campaign, visitors to Kenwood Towne Center can provide an instant act of service by donating at special vending machines called Giving Machines.  With a simple card swipe, individuals can purchase items for people in need both locally and around the world. ​ One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the participating charities.

Charities participating in the Cincinnati Light the World Giving Machine include:​

Local Charities:

  • Catholic Charities of SW Ohio
  • Be Concerned (food pantry in Northern Kentucky)
  • Shelterhouse (homeless shelter)
  • NEST Learning Center

Global Charities:

  • African Girls Hope Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • CARE

The Light the World Giving Machines, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, started in 2017, has raised more than $22 million for local and global charities. This year’s effort will include 52 locations around the world.​

Find our local Giving Machine at Kenwood Towne Center near Macy’s December 14-30!

Learn more at: GivingMachine.org

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