Giving Tuesday was created to encourage support of charitable organizations during the peak season of holiday spending. This day is an opportunity for everyone to come together and “unleash the power of people and organizations to transform [our] communities and the world.” This year, we were chosen as one of four local organizations to participate in the Church of Latter-day Saints annual Giving Machine project. The Giving Machine is a vending machine set up during the holiday season that allows people to purchase necessities for others in need. So instead of using the machine to purchase a candy bar for oneself, you could instead purchase a pair of shoes for a child, or a tank of gas for a working mother. The machine is at the Pearlridge Center (Mauka level 1, near Bobalicious) from now until January 2nd.
If you are looking for an impactful and simple way to give back this #GivingTuesday visit The Giving Machine and make a purchase that supports struggling families. If you are looking for a family friendly volunteer opportunity, look no further! Volunteers are needed to greet people as they make purchases at the machine. Click this link to sign up to volunteer.