The Deseret News reports:

SALT LAKE CITY — For $75, you can donate a goat to a family in a Third World country this Christmas.

For $25, you can pay for two chickens. It’s $20 for an eye exam or $5 for eyeglasses.

 All you have to do is take your money to the red vending machines in the corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building’s main lobby in downtown Salt Lake and select your item. Charities partnering with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will do the rest.

The machines will even generate a receipt for tax deductions in exchange for your charitable giving.

These unusual vending machines are how the LDS Church is kicking off its “Light the World” initiative, which starts Friday and runs until Christmas Day, and includes the campaign “In 25 Ways, Over 25 Days.” Each day features a new video with a message sharing ways to serve others.

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