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Give to the Max Day provides ways to help

The statewide opportunity to support cherished causes or look to help an organization in need as it helps others is Nov. 17.

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“Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota!” GiveMN.org reported on its website.<br/><br/><br/>
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For those looking for a chance to support their favorite cause, Give to the Max Day Thursday, Nov. 17, offers an opportunity to donate and make a difference.

“Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota!” GiveMN.org reported on its website.

A variety of causes, organizations, nonprofits had specific items listed for fundraising and goals set. Donors can filter through a search option to find a cause they support or one that is close to home, whether that is a reading center, a host of arts programming, wildlife, stray animals, food shelves, arts or support for animals, history, schools, and more.

Wild and Free Wildlife Program in Garrison, which works to rehabilitate and return as many animals as possible back to their natural habitat, received almost 1,100 animals in 2021 and the organization is one of the nonprofit organizations where people can specify for a donation. By using the filter to set a Brainerd lakes area location, more than 400 causes are listed for donors to pick from or find out more information about as they decide on donations.

Some organizations are able to benefit from matching grants with a “Find a Match” link making it easy for donors to see where they are able to increase a donation’s impact.

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The Lakes Area Music Festival noted donations will help unlock an extra $15,000 from an anonymous donor for the festival's 15th anniversary season.

"Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year because I get to see the tremendous generosity of my home state on full display," Scott Lykins, Lakes Area Music Festival executive artistic director, wrote in an email. "I love sitting down at my computer and supporting all of the organizations that make a difference in my community. It's like a shopping spree, but with a much greater impact."

There are other ways to benefit organizations as well.

“Our most popular prizes, Golden Tickets, are random chance drawings. Each gift you make during Give to the Max enters you to win money for the causes you support!” GiveMN.org reported. “Daily $500 Golden Tickets will be awarded each day during Early Giving, and prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes all day long during Give to the Max Day on November 17!”

GiveMN reports it was launched in 2009 as a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make Minnesota a better place and organizing a Give to the Max Day

“That spark touched off an outpouring of generosity — $14 million in 24 hours. Since that trial run in 2009, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations raise money to improve the quality of life in Minnesota and communities around the world.”

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