Denver, CO – Giving to Catholic Charities of Denver has never been easier – and fun – this year after a vending machine will be ‘unwrapped’ on Nov. 26, revealing a unique #LightTheWorld machine that allows do-gooders to purchase and donate needed items for people in need.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Catholic Charities of Denver President and CEO Darren Walsh and other charity leaders will participate in a grand unveiling event 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at Writer Square, 1512 Larimer Street in Denver, to launch the start of holiday giving made possible with the vending machine. The Giving Machine will be open daily for the public to give between 9 a.m.-11 p.m. through New Year’s Day.
“We were so excited to be a part of the inaugural Light the World Campaign and its Giving Machine in Denver,” said Cheryl Talley, director of marketing and communications. “It is great way to share the gift of love this season while you are out Christmas shopping with your family. Just with the press of a button, you can help your neighbors in need! Look for the Catholic Charities logo in the vending machine and choose to provide a warm blanket or a meal for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, or diapers for families facing hardship.”
Catholic Charities of Denver is one of several charities that will be a part of the Giving Machine, where visitors can purchase and donate items to help families in need. Each charity selected items for the machines that are most needed, including meals, personal care items, fresh food and more are represented by cards in bright red vending machines. Visitors pay by credit card or mobile pay, then make their choice - just like a regular vending machine. But instead of receiving an item, their money goes to buy that item for a person or family in need. Prices start at $3.50 and top out at $300.
More information is available at ccdenver.org/givingmachines.
Nissa LaPoint, public relations manager
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