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Light the World with a CARE Package

Join Latter-day Saint Charities and CARE by sending CARE Packages to help those in need around the world and in the US.

A Peruvian woman, with her baby strapped to her back, kneels down in a field of chickens.

What are Giving Machines?

Giving Machines are a part of the Light the World initiative and are sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Latter-day Saint Charities. Through these machines, the public experiences the joy of giving and serving others in a unique, fun, and memorable way.


Where can I find Giving Machines?

In 2023, the Giving Machines featuring CARE items will be located in several cities, including:

  • Boston, MA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York City, NY
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Orem, UT
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC (Arlington)

CARE items

Handwashing Station

Prevent disease and provide cleanliness with proper handwashing.

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Two Chickens

Provide income for a family through the egg production of two chickens.

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Vegetable Seeds

Donate seeds to provide a family with healthy vegetables and nourishment.

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Pregnancy Support

Provide essential care and items for moms and babies before and after delivery.

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One Goat

Donate a goat to help a woman earn income for her family.

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Emergency Food

Provide nutritious, locally-sourced food during an emergency.

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Lifesaving Help for Refugees

Support a displaced family by providing essential items for their immediate needs.

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Education for Girls

Help girls thrive with books, uniforms, and the opportunity to go to school.

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What does CARE do?

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2022, CARE worked in over 110 countries, reaching more than 170 million people through 1,600 projects. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

How does donating help?

Together with Latter-day Saint Charities, we are providing urgently needed help while also supporting projects that provide longer-term solutions to poverty. Through the Light The World campaign, CARE donations will help meet immediate needs of struggling families while also empowering communities with tools and resources to help them for the long-term.

When you send a life-changing donation you are sending hope to people who need it today. Your gift will help us continue to lift children, women, and families out of poverty around the world.