An unforgettable way to

help those in need this Christmas


Nine Locations across
Australia and New Zealand

Open from end of November until the end of December 2024

Give the gift of HOPE this Christmas

Usually, we visit a vending machine to get something for ourselves, but LightTheWorld Giving Machines are a way to give to someone else.

Imagine swiping your credit card at a vending machine—but instead of buying a chocolate for yourself, you are buying life-changing items for those in need.

Giving Machines make it easy to support global and local charities that provide those in need with items such as clothing, food, emergency supplies, medical care and support during hardships.

What is a Giving Machine?

How does it work?

  • Each of the Giving Machines locations partners with local charities to curate a selection of five of their top needs over the next year, ranging from lifesaving medical care, support for people experiencing homelessness, and literacy and numeracy tutoring for rural people. The items range from $5 to $200.
  • Visitors can walk up to a Giving Machine and choose something to give to someone in need. Each item or service is represented by a card, which drops from the machine with every purchase. The donor then has the option to scan a QR code to receive a tax-deductible receipt.
  • Each machine keeps a running tally of the items donated to each charity. In early 2025, the donated funds are delivered to each charity along with the accounting of items chosen by donors. These donations will be used and fulfilled over the next year by each charity.

    100% of purchases are donated to nonprofits

    We cover 100% of credit card fees and overhead costs so Charities receive 100% of your donation.