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This is our third year vlogging the #LIGHTtheWORLD vending machine reveal event. The first year, to be completely honest, I didn't get it. You go to a vending machine and buy something the charity will give to someone in need? Would this really work? Would people do that when they intended to buy a can of soda or a bag of chips?

The first two years the Christmas giving machines raised $2.7 million in donations. And in the first four days this year, they've raised over $300,000. So…yes! They work!

This year we went to the charitable vending machine reveal in a new location, University Place in Orem, Utah. Caleb joined me (follow his fun channel, BroAntics!)

If you want to find out if there's a charitable vending machine near you, check the location list!

Go to Light the World for info on:

  • Daily service prompts
  • Putting Christ in Christmas
  • Watching The Christ Child movie
  • Attending a local Christmas service
  • Learning more about the Light the World initiative

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