Make a Donation this Holiday Season at The Giving Machine at Rockefeller Center




Last year, Rockefeller Center brought us Love at the Center and a vending machine filled with (what else) jewelry! …. with proceeds from one of the sterling silver chair charms going to World Central Kitchen in February for Valentines Day.

This year, the public is invited to celebrate the season of giving by making a donation through the Giving Machine. The machines allow passersby to donate to local and global charities as well as purchase much-needed items — like meals, warm blankets, and polio vaccines — for those in need, or a single goat or two chickens to providing a household cleaning kit, polio vaccines or even a day at Yankee Stadium for an orphaned teen. When donors make their purchase via credit card, the Giving Machine dispenses a postcard featuring an image and description of their donation.

A New York City resident makes a donation at the Giving Machine at New York City’s Rockefeller Center near its iconic Christmas tree in New York City, New York, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

This year, New York City will be one of twenty locations throughout the Country participating in the mobile Giving Machine experience.

The Giving Machines will be on the Plaza throughout the month of December, 2022 and can be found by the Subway Entrance on the Rink Level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

This year, New York City will be one of twenty locations participating in the mobile Giving Machine experience.

While you’re there, enjoy this year’s tree. It’s approximately 85-90 years old and hails from Queensbury, New York. The Norway Spruce is about 14 tons, the tree is 82-feet tall and 50-feet wide. It will arrive at Rockefeller Center on November 12th to allow enough time to put more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights on. The holiday season will begin with the annual tree lighting in the heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, November 30.

And there’s nothing quite like ice skating under the tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Open for ice skating through March, 2023.

Happy Holidays