Just in time for Giving Tuesday, Kansas Citians will be able to donate to local charities by stopping at Crown Center’s new Giving Machine.
As simple as buying a soda or candy bar from a vending machine, users will be able to swipe their credit card and choose donation gifts to fund ranging from $5 to $300 to a charity of their choice. Gifts range from a new pair of shoes to a dental visit to an acre of sweet potatoes, depending on the charity.
Local charities on the gift list include:
- Hope Faith – Homeless Assistance Campus: This organization works to alleviate homelessness and poverty in Kansas City, Missouri, by providing necessities and assistance, critical services, and programs to empower individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Hope House – Hope House’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower those impacted by domestic violence.
- Operation Breakthrough – This organization provides a safe, loving, and educational environment for children in poverty and empowers their families through advocacy, emergency aid, and education.
- The Don Bosco Centers – Don Bosco positions the city’s ethnically diverse population of all ages across metropolitan Kansas City to be self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.
Kansas City is one of ten cities across the nation to host a Giving Machine. The machines are made available through Light The World, an organization sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Crown Center Giving Machine is open until January 2 and can be found under the Ice Terrace.