Vending machine "with heart" sets up in San Antonio
Giving to local nonprofit organizations can be as easy as picking out a vending machine snack.
What's happening: The Texas Giving Machine will officially launch at 12:30pm Tuesday at Pearl, where it will be available until Dec. 3.
- It's part of the Light the World initiative, which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
How it works: Instead of snacks, the vending machine is stocked with cards representing items needed by participating nonprofits, such as groceries, meals, clothing and more.
- Once a donor selects the items and inputs their payment, which can range from $5 to $200, a card with a photo of the donation drops into the collection bin.
- Donors will be able to give to San Antonio Food Bank, PAWS for Service, Catholic Charities, Interfaith Welcome Coalition and the Center for Refugee Services.
- The church covers all operational costs of the vending machines. 100% of the donations benefit the groups.
What they're saying: Pearl calls it a "vending machine with heart."
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