Vendors Exchange International announced its continued partnership with the "Light the World" Giving Machine campaign. The machines, now available at 28 locations worldwide, allow visitors to purchase goods and services through partnerships with international charities like the American Red Cross, UNICEF, and WaterAid. Since 2017, the Giving Machines have raised over $15 million for nonprofit organizations and initiatives worldwide.
Along with 17 states throughout the country, this year’s Giving Machines will also serve five other countries - Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Philippines. A total of 20 seasonal machines and eight mobile machines will be available to donors between the middle of November and the beginning of January.
A wide range of giving options are available, from $5 up to $300. Giving Machines allow donors to choose items such as groceries, clean drinking water, vaccines for children, beds, hygiene kits, farming equipment, medical care, job training, educational supplies, livestock, and even beehives for charitable donations, providing a meaningful way to benefit others around the world.
"We’re thankful to be even a small part of the Giving Machine program and the broader Light the World campaign,” Matt Shene, CEO of Vendors Exchange, said in the announcement. “I had the opportunity to stand in front of Giving Machines as individuals used them. In addition to donating to those in need, parents regularly took the opportunity to teach the next generation about the principle of giving. To the VE family, the Giving Machines present a multi-generational opportunity to help Light The World.”
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1959, Vendors Exchange International (VE) is a market leader in high-quality, value-based solutions for the convenience services industry. Through a culture of innovation, VE continues to introduce breakthrough advances including self-service kiosks and automated vending solutions all driven from a single platform.