Best & Easiest Holiday Gifts 2018

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Seeing Is Believing

Swipe right for a date, down for a train time and now, best of all, we can swipe our credit cards in Giving Machines during this holiday season to make a specific difference in the life of someone in need.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday frenzies in our rearview mirrors, we now look for how to make find meaning in this season of giving.  Want to buy diapers for a baby in the Bronx? A stroller for a struggling mom in Staten Island?  Or how about a goat for a farmer in New Guinea? With our new Giving Machines - modeled after soda machines! -it is now as easy to help a neighbor in need as it is to buy a coke.

Last year’s brain child of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, to its surprise Giving Machines netted $551,679 through 21,830 transactions. So, this year the organization generously expanded to include Catholic Charities NY along with six other charitable groups.

Moreover, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints underwrites all administrative expenses.  That means the cow you swiped your credit card to buy truly buys a cow!

It’s so simple.

Where?  Giving Machines are located at 125 Columbus Ave. NYC, by Lincoln Center in front of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

When? Now until 12/30/18

Cost?  Prices range from $3 for bottled water to $250 for a cow with lots in between including eye glasses for a child, food for a month for a family and more.

What a great way to teach the gift of giving in a meaningful, tactile way to your children and family.

Watch this video to learn more and join us.

Happy holidays!

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

For Help Call 888-744-7900