LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — There is a vending machine in Downtown Summerlin that doesn't give you your purchase. Instead, it gives it to someone in need.
Thursday morning, long time entertainer Donny Osmond joined local non-profit leaders and representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the unveiling of the "Giving Machines."
The machine, located right outside of Francesca’s in Downtown Summerlin, allows you to anonymously gift items like school supplies, eyeglasses, dental procedures, and clothing to those in need this holiday season.
The giving machines are a part of "Light the World" a global campaign focused on giving to those in need.
The Las Vegas machine is one of just 10 in the entire world. Items ranging from $2 to $320 can be purchased with a debit or credit card.
In the last two years, the machines have raised more than $2.8 million around the world. Local non-profits like Three Square, Eye Care 4 Kids, Communities In Schools of Nevada, Future Smiles, Opportunity Village, UNICEF and Church World Services Global are all participating in the efforts.
The machines will be up until January 2.