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Actors Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet hype up Giving Machines in Kansas City

Giving Machines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ #LightTheWorld campaign are opening in 17 states in the U.S. and five other countries around the world. Eight cities will be visited by mobile versions of the giving-focused vending machines.

The first Giving Machines opened Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kansas City, Missouri. On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Giving Machines opened in the Philippines.

Every year when they are installed, the Light the World Giving Machines are hard to miss. They’re huge, bright red vending machines set up in very public spaces, often with long lines and crowds of people gathered around waiting to take photos or make their donation. And with all that noise, it’s easy to see why they catch the attention of news media and celebrities. last year, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons unveiled a machine in Las Vegas, and Drew Barrymore praised the NYC machines on her talk show.

Giving Machines 2022

The actor Paul Rudd, actor Eric Stonestreet, and NFL tight end Travis Kelce, and Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid have all shared videos voicing their support for the Giving Machines and encouraging fans and other Kansas City natives to get involved and donate.

Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid explains how much he and his family love Christmas in Kansas City and have started new holiday traditions, including the Giving Machines. “Imagine going to a vending machine and being able to purchase food, clothing, supplies, or medicine for people right here in our Kansas City community. … I think it’s so great that we can teach our grandchildren that it is so much better to give to others than to receive.”

In his video, actor Paul Rudd, who grew up near Kansas City, shared, “You can buy cool items, and it helps support charities—Children’s Mercy Hospital [in Kansas City] being one of them—but places all over the world. They’re big and they’re red! We all love big and red in Kansas City—Looking at you, Andy Reid.”

Actor Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family fame who is also a Kansas City native said in his video that donating to the Giving Machines is a great way to be on Santa’s nice list this year. “Go down, make a donation, [and let’s] prove that Kansas City is the greatest city in the world!”

Where the mobile Giving Machines are now

Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona, at Heritage Square until Dec. 1.

Open Giving Machines

United States

Kansas City, Missouri, at Crown Center

Las Vegas, Nevada, at Downtown Summerlin

Gilbert, Arizona, at Water Tower Plaza

Honolulu, Hawaii, at Pearlridge Center

International

Manilla, Philippines, at Festival Mall Alabang

Complete list of Giving Machine locations by area

The mobile Giving Machine in Arizona will be available in:

  • Flagstaff at Heritage Square from Nov. 17-Dec. 1
    Address: 22 E. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Gila Valley at Safford City Hall from Dec. 3-15
    Address: 717 W Main St, Safford, AZ 85546
  • Tucson at Park Place Mall from Dec. 17-Jan. 1
    Address: 5870 East Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711

The mobile Giving Machine in the Southeast U.S. will be available in:

  • St. Augustine, Florida, at St. Augustine Visitor’s Center from Nov. 25-29
    Address: 10 S. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
  • Birmingham, Alabama, at City Walk BHAM from Dec. 1-4
    Address: 1998 9th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Atlanta, Georgia, at The Interlock from Dec. 6-11
    Address: 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, at Promenade on Providence from Dec. 13-17
    Address: 5345 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Charleston, South Carolina, at Miracle Park from Dec. 18-23
    Address: 137 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Here are the Giving Machines locations and opening dates listed by state. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 1, 2023.

Arizona

  • Gilbert at Water Tower Plaza beginning Nov. 18
    Address: 45 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233
  • Glendale at Murphy Park beginning Nov. 22
    Address: N 58th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

California

Colorado

  • Denver at Writer Square beginning Nov. 26
    Address: 1512 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Hawaii

  • Honolulu at Pearlridge Center beginning Nov. 19
    Address: 98-1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

Missouri

  • Kansas City at Crown Center beginning Nov. 16
    Address: 2450 Grand Blvd Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108

Nevada

  • Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin beginning Nov. 16
    Address: 1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

New York

  • New York City at Rockefeller Center beginning Nov. 29
    Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

Tennessee

  • Nashville at CoolSprings Galleria beginning Nov. 29
    Address: 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067

Texas

  • Houston at Bravery Chef Hall beginning Nov. 21
    Address: 409 Travis St. Suite A, Houston, TX 77002

Utah

  • Orem at University Place Mall beginning Nov. 22
    Address: 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097
  • Salt Lake City at City Creek Center beginning Nov. 22
    Address: 50 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Washington

Washington. D.C.

  • Washington, D.C., beginning Nov. 30 at a location to be determined

Here are the locations and opening dates of the Giving Machines available internationally, listed by country. Like the American machines, they will close after Jan. 1, 2023.

Australia

  • Brisbane beginning Nov. 26 at a location to be determined

Canada

  • Calgary, Alberta, at South Centre Mall beginning Nov. 29
    Address: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 3V0

Guatemala

  • Guatemala City at Pradera Vistares beginning on Dec. 1
    Address: Centro Comercial Pradera Vistares, Diagonal 1; 9 36-01 zona 12, sontano 1, local S10 Guatemala, 01066, Guatemala
  • Guatemala City at Pradera Concepción beginning on Dec. 1
    Address: Pradera concepción, Carr. Condado Concepcion, Guatemala

Mexico

  • Mexico City at Plaza Satélite beginning on Nov. 21
    Address: Cto Centro Comercial 2251, Cd. Satélite, 53100 Naucalpan de Juárez, México
  • Mexico City at Centro Comercial Perisur beginning on Nov. 21
    Address: Anillo Perif. 4690, Insurgentes Cuicuilco, Coyoacán, 04500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Philippines

  • Cebu City at Ayala Center Cebu beginning Nov. 25
    Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Manila at Festival Mall Alabang beginning Nov. 17
    Address: Filinvest Corporate City, Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

More information can be found at LightTheWorld.org. There is also a link for those who want to participate online at LightTheWorld.org/give.

Source: https://www.ldsliving.com/actors-paul-rudd-and-eric-stonestreet-plug-giving-machines-in-kansas-city/s/11147