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Friday, December 1, 2023

Catholic Charities Boston: One of 54 Organizations Participating in the Light The World Giving Machines ​this Holiday Season

Vending machines allow users to donate items like clothing, baby supplies, medicine and even chickens and goats for people in need.​

The Giving Machine, the popular “vending machine” that works in reverse by giving users an opportunity to donate a variety of much-needed items for local and global charities opened to the public on December 2nd at the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall in Cambridge, MA where they will remain through December 31, 2023.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the Giving Machines program and are grateful for our continued partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” said Kelley Tuthill, President of Catholic Charities Boston. “More than ever, families are reaching out for help as they struggle to afford groceries, manage heating costs, and budget for essential items such as diapers and winter clothing. This initiative provides an opportunity for people to have a meaningful impact on the most vulnerable in our community.”

Giving Machines, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provide an instant act of service for people looking to help those in their community and around the world. Visitors can make donations by purchasing items ranging in price from $3 to $300 and include staples such as clothing and hygiene items, meals and school supplies to livestock and life-saving medicine.

Donations can also be made at for those not able to come to the machines in person. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the participating charities.​

Listen to the WBZ radio story ‘Charity ‘Giving Machine’ Opens at CambridgeSide Galleria Mall‘ to learn more.

Part 1 of our Twelve Days of Giving Series, sharing heartwarming stories about people spreading joy and compassion within our community this holiday season. Explore more ways to give this holiday season on our Ways to Give page.

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