Giving Machines, part of the #LighttheWorld annual campaign, are now open in Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin. Imagine going to a vending machine and being able to purchase school supplies, a dental procedure, or a pair of eyeglasses for a Las Vegas student. Or food for a local family in need, materials to assist an adult with intellectual disabilities living in Southern Nevada, a portable “school-in-a-box”, or a sheep for a family in a developing country.
This year, Las Vegas residents will have the chance to do just that. As part of the #LightTheWorld campaign, shoppers and guests at Downtown Summerlin® 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 in the Las Vegas area and around the world. Communities In Schools of Nevada is excited to part of this unique giving opportunity in Las Vegas. In addition to Communities In Schools, charities participating include:
• Three Square
• Future Smiles
• Opportunity Village
• Church World Services Global
Items range in price from $2 to $320 and include staple items such as laundry pods, backpack and school supplies, exam fees, eyeglasses, cataract surgery, dental exams, group community outings, fresh produce, meals, Polio vaccines, chickens, etc. Only credit and debit cards are accepted. No cash donations. The Giving Machines will be available at Downtown Summerlin starting Thursday, Nov. 14 – January 2, 2020.
The #LightTheWorld Giving Machines started in 2017. In two years, the machines have raised more than $2.8 million in donations from five global locations. This year’s campaign will include 10 global locations.
If you cannot donate in person, you can also donate online at https://www.cisnevada.org/donate/.