A Minnesota statewide fundraising event, initiated in 2009, has been gaining momentum and brining in big financial contributions to local nonprofit charities and organizations. “Give to the Max” is an annual promotion conducted by the nonprofit organization GiveMN.
Last year, over $13 million was raised to benefit nearly 4,000 organizations with missions ranging from filling food shelves, funding arts programs and funding environmental efforts This year, public school were added to the list of benefactors that contributors could give to.
“Thousands of nonprofit organizations have benefited in the past three years, and this year we have added public schools to the list of organizations that individual donors can choose to support,” explained Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN. “We’re constantly looking for innovative ways to expand the impact of this giving platform in Minnesota. We’re also gratified to see the ‘Give to the Max’ movement spread across the country, empowering more donors and organizations to enrich the lives of others.”
On Nov. 15, GiveMN held a community celebration at the Mall of America, with a daylong web-a-thon hosted by The UpTake. Among the events intended to entice contributions were rides on the rollercoaster by representatives of eligible organizations and schools.
Rockford Area Schools were represented by Amy Denneson, Rockford Middle School – Center for Environmental Studies.