Thursday’s ‘Give to the Max Day’ to benefit many local organizationsPublished 10:59am Tuesday, November 13, 2012
“Give to the Max Day” returns for its fourth year on Nov. 15 and Minnesotans will once again be challenged to raise as much money as possible for nonprofit organizations and schools in 24 hours. Give to the Max starts at midnight Thursday and runs until midnight Friday.
GiveMN has raised more than $50 million for over 6,700 Minnesota nonprofits. Logging on the GiveMn.org website reveals what this effort means for nonprofits and schools in Otter Tail County.
On the website, donors can search for their charity of choice by name, location or zip code, and make a donation. This year, K-12 public schools will join the ranks of organizations that can benefits from 24-hour giving fest. If a favorite school or nonprofit is not listed, they easily create a free donation page on the site.
Several Fergus Falls nonprofit and educational organizations are gathering for a Give to the Max kick-off party 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Cafe 116. In addition to free refreshments and door prizes, participants can visit with representatives from the 544 Foundation, Meals on Wheels, the Senior Citizens Center, Kaddatz Galleries, Kinship, Lake Region Healthcare Foundation, Lakeland Hospice Foundation, Lifetime Learning Center/Twin Oaks, United Way, Welcome House Maternity Home and West Central Initiative. The gathering is free and open to the public.
While donations can be made any time throughout the year, there are special charitable benefits to making a donation during Give to the Max Day.
One nonprofit and one school donor will be chosen at random every hour during Give to the Max Day, and a $1,000 “Golden Ticket” grant will be awarded to the school or charity to which they donated. One of the drawings will be for two “Supersized Golden Tickets,” with a grant of $10,000 awarded to one school and one nonprofit or school they donated.
Donations made now can be scheduled to be counted during Give to the Max Day.