Choose an item, change a life. Give back. Light the World with Love.

The Givings Machines are returning; this time, there will be three locations in Oahu. Beginning November 18 – December 31, 2023, The Giving machines will be located at Pearlridge Center, Windward Mall and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

We will be featuring five local non-profits and three global non-profits. A few of these non-profits will be focused on relief efforts in Maui. Help to light the world and give by donating to the giving machines.

The Giving machines work just like a vending machine and 100% of your donations go directly to a non-profit. Our honorary co-chairs for the Light the World Giving Machines campaign are Governor Josh Green and his wife and first lady, Jaime Green. This will be their third year as co-chairs and we are grateful for their time and support.

LOCAL CHARITIES WE ARE SUPPORTING IN 2023

Can’t visit a Giving Machine in person? Donate directly to one of our charitable partners.

Project Vision Hawai'i

Project Vision Hawai‘i has the only mobile health screening programs in Hawai`i that provide statewide services in communities with significant access-to-care challenges related to income, lack of insurance, geographical location, or cultural conflict. As a community driven organization, expansion of Project Vision has been guided by need. Since 2007, it has grown from one mobile screening unit to 10 mobile screening units serving Hawai`i Island, Kaua`i, Lāna`i, Maui, Molokai`i and O`ahu.

Hui Mahi'ai 'Aina

Offers housing and culturally appropriate best practices, assists the houseless to become self-sufficient, employable and independent throughcollective management of their land and its resources.

Aloha Harvest

Aloha Harvest is the largest food rescue and redistribution organization in Hawaiʻi, getting quality excess food into stomachs instead of landfills. Free of charge and free of liability, we pick up quality excess food from donors (ex: wholesale distributors, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels) and redistribute it to recipient agencies feeding the hungry (ex: homeless shelters, social services, food pantries).

Catholic Charities Hawai'i

Through programs and advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities Hawai’i serves all people, especially those with the greatest need, regardless of their faith or culture. As part of the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers much needed programs and services statewide, serving 40,000 individuals each year.

U.S. Vets

Our mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. We believe all veterans deserve every opportunity to live with dignity and independence. It is our duty at U.S.VETS to deliver on our promise to always serve those who’ve served.

GLOBAL CHARITIES WE ARE SUPPORTING IN 2023

American Red Cross

Prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We do this by providing disaster relief and teaching lifesaving skills to the people of Hawaii, helping people prevent and prepare for emergencies, and providing support to military families.

 

Lifting Hand International

Provide aid to refugees, both at home and abroad. No politics. Simply humanitarian

Mentors International

Lifting generations in developing countries by leading individuals and families from poverty to sustainable self-reliance through personalized mentoring, business training, learning of vocational skills, and access to micro-loans.

Light The World is an invitation to transform Christmas into a season of service. It’s a worldwide movement to touch hearts and change lives by doing the things Jesus did: feeding the hungry, comforting the lonely, visiting the sick and afflicted, and showing kindness to everyone. Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Light The World is the perfect way to let our light—and His light—shine brightly. We invite you to follow along on this journey of giving this Christmas season! 

A project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Giving Machine provides you with an opportunity to make a charitable donation to support your local community. For more information or questions please email lighttheworldhawaii@gmail.com.

Mauka Center Court & Wai Makai Center Court

Pearlridge Center – Launch: November 18 at 11am

Windward Mall – Launch: November 18 at 3pm

Polynesian Cultural Center – Launch: November 20 at 5pm