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Latter-day Saint Charities and CWS Light the World

Image being able to go online and purchase three chickens for a family in a developing country. Or lifesaving nutrition for a young child. Or a beehive to families who have been impacted by drought, to help them generate income.

Light the World logo

CWS is grateful to continue our partnership with Latter-day Saint Charities in 2022 with the #LightTheWorld program. The #LightTheWorld Giving Machines have provided a way for people to quickly and easily help those in need during the Christmas season. And, for those who can't make it to a Giving Machine location in person, the CWS Best Gift program is a wonderful way to be part of the movement, making everything a little more meaningful this season.


CWS has one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. After 76 years moving towards this goal, we have the faith and experience to know it’s possible. Working around the world, we’ve seen gardens flourishing in barren land. Migrants and refugees finding home after every door has been closed. Houses standing strong against nature’s worst disasters. That’s the power of your compassion at work when it links to human resilience.

Our Best Gift Catalog is an expression of that work. Donations made through Best Gift are one way to enter the story of this work fully. Your gift represents our deep connection and commitment to one another. It is the Best Gift because you become part of the connection.

Three Chickens
One Beehive
One Goat
One Pig
Sweet Potatoes

Ready to find your best gift?

Visit the CWS Best Gift Catalog online and find dozens of ways your giving can make the world a little brighter this Christmas season.

#LightTheWorld with a CWS Best Gift

The true spirit of giving always causes us to think of others and act in fellowship. It speaks to the needs of our immediate families, and often extends beyond to our global one. It fuels our compassion and drives our willingness to give. In this season of giving, one of the very best gifts we can offer is not just a ‘present’, but the future … a sustainable one where a family much like our own no longer worries about a having a safe place to call home, a meal on their table, or hope - real hope - for a better tomorrow. And that's what this effort really is about. By choosing to give at a Giving Machine, you can provide families in need with the building blocks for generational change.

Rick Santos, President and CEO, CWS