Self-Reliance Is

The Ultimate Gift

This Holiday Season

The Ultimate Gift

This Holiday Season

At Mentors International, we Light the World by helping families thrive year-round in some of the poorest communities around the globe by transforming generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance.

To further spread the gift – and impact – of giving, our Virtual Giving Machine below provides an easy and effective way to help more families and communities have the opportunity to rise above generational poverty.

Join us in empowering others with this ultimate gift.

We are delighted to participate in the 2023 #LightTheWorld Giving Machines sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

“Even small donations are an amazing way for people to know they are loved.”

Watch How Giving Machines Work

Watch How Giving Machines Work

A Small Gift Can

Make a Big Difference

Whether you choose to give bags of seeds to grow food, sewing materials for handcrafted goods, tuition for a vocational course, or kickstarting a small business with a micro-loan, each of our gift options includes mentoring. That means the recipient not only gets the tools, but they’re taught how to use them to better their life.

Browse below for gift options that can be conveniently given online right now, or use the map to find the physical Giving Machine location closest to you.

A Small Gift Can

Make a Big Difference

Whether you choose to give bags of seeds to grow food, sewing materials for handcrafted goods, tuition for a vocational course, or even stocking a shelf to kickstart a small business, each of our gift options includes mentoring. That means the recipient not only gets the tools, but they’re taught how to use them to better their life.

Browse below for gift options that can be conveniently given online right now, or use the map to find the physical Giving Machine location closest to you.

Cooking Utensils

& Mentoring

$10

Provide cooking utensils and entrepreneurial mentoring to launch a small business and improve incomes.

Give Now

Chickens

& Mentoring

$18

Provide chickens and personal mentoring to grow a self-reliant business of egg production and breeding.

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Bags of Seeds

& Mentoring

$25

Grow an agriculture enterprise, supply ongoing business mentoring, and provide a source of food and income for families.

Give Now

Sewing Materials

& Mentoring

$50

Provide mothers the opportunity to create and sell their hand-crafted goods, receive business mentoring, and improve their incomes.

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Baby Goat

& Mentoring

$55

Goats for milk and breeding. Includes business mentoring, creating additional income opportunities.

Give Now

Fruit Tree

& MENTORING

$100

Help families nourish themselves, cultivate their income, and learn business skills.

Give Now

Vocational Training Course

& Mentoring

$75

Provide job-focused employment and self-reliance courses designed to elevate the income of individuals and their families.

Give Now

Micro Loan

& BUSINESS MENTORING

$200

In addition to business training and mentoring, a micro-loan can help jumpstart a business assisting entrepreneurs in achieving a new level of sustainability. When these loans are repaid, these funds are then lent out to other recipients.

Give Now

Change The World From

A Giving Machine Near You

Not all cities are able to receive physical machines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate in the giving spirit. Mentors International’s Online Light the World Giving Machine provides the same opportunity to “light the world” with a simple donation right where you are.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 01. Where does my donation go?

    Mentors International currently serves in 15 countries, including the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Cape Verde, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. Your donation will go to benefit the families living in these countries.

  • 02. What methods of payment are accepted at the Giving Machines?

    Giving Machines accept all major credit cards. The Virtual Giving Machine on the Mentors International website accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.

  • 03. How long will the Giving Machines be up?

    The Giving Machines will be up from November through the first week of January in most locations. Click the links on the map to find the specific opening and closing dates for the location closest to you.

  • 04. Where are the physical locations and dates of accessibility of the Giving Machines Mentors International is participating in?

    Arizona
    Tucson
    Nov. 18 – Dec. 1
    Gila Valley
    Dec 2. – Dec. 15
    Flagstaff
    Dec. 16 – Dec. 31

    Glendale
    Nov. 20 – Nov. 30

    Prescott
    Dec. 1 – Dec. 14

    Snowflake
    Nov. 17 – Jan. 3
    Gilbert
    Nov. 17 – Jan. 3

    Hawaii
    Honolulu
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2
    Kaneohe
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2
    Laie
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

    Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia
    Nov. 21 – Dec. 3

    Maryland
    Columbia
    Dec. 6 – Dec. 17

    Virginia
    Richmond
    Dec. 20 – Jan. 1

    California
    Sacramento
    Nov. 18 – Dec. 10
    ModestoDec. 12 – Jan. 2

    Missouri

    Kansas City
    Nov. 28 – Jan. 1

    Indiana
    Indianapolis
    Nov. 28 – Jan. 3

    Nebraska
    Omaha
    Nov. 21 – Nov. 29

    Illinois
    Chicagoland
    Nov. 30 – Dec. 9

    Missouri
    St. Louis
    Dec. 20 – Jan. 3

    Iowa
    Des Moines
    Dec. 12 – Dec. 31

    Mexico
    Aragon
    Cuernavaca
    Pachuca
    Toluca
    Tula
    Puebla
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

    Guatemala
    Guatemala
    City
    Coban
    Quetzaltenango
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

  • 01. Where does my donation go?

    Mentors International currently serves in 15 countries, including the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Cape Verde, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. Your donation will go to benefit the families living in these countries.

  • 02. What methods of payment are accepted at the Giving Machines?

    Giving Machines accept all major credit cards. The Virtual Giving Machine on the Mentors International website accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.

  • 03. How long will the Giving Machines be up?

    The Giving Machines will be up from November through the first week of January in most locations. Click the links on the map to find the specific opening and closing dates for the location closest to you.

  • 04. Where are the physical locations and dates of accessibility of the Giving Machines Mentors International is participating in?

    Arizona
    Tucson
    Nov. 18 – Dec. 1
    Gila Valley
    Dec 2. – Dec. 15

    Flagstaff
    Dec. 16 – Dec. 31

    Glendale
    Nov. 20 – Nov. 30

    Prescott
    Dec. 1 – Dec. 14

    Snowflake
    Nov. 17 – Jan. 3

    Gilbert
    Nov. 17 – Jan. 3

    California
    Sacramento
    Nov. 18 – Dec. 10

    Modesto
    Dec. 12 – Jan. 2

    Hawaii
    Honolulu
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2
    Kaneohe
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

    Laie
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

    Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia
    Nov. 21 – Dec. 3

    Maryland
    Columbia
    Dec.  -6 Dec. 17

    Virginia
    Richmond
    Dec. 20 – Jan. 1

    Missouri
    Kansas City
    Nov. 28 – Jan. 2

    Indiana
    Indianapolis
    Nov. 28 – Jan. 3

    Nebraska
    Omaha
    Nov. 21 – Nov. 29
    Illinois
    Chicagoland
    Nov. 30 – Dec. 9

    Missouri
    St. Louis
    Dec. 20 – Jan. 3

    Iowa
    Des Moines
    Dec. 12 – Dec. 31

    Mexico
    Aragon
    Cuernavaca
    Pachuca
    Toluca
    Tula
    Puebla
    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

    Guatemala
    Guatemala
    City Coban
    Quetzaltenango

    Nov. 18 – Jan. 2

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