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10th Annual Give to the Max Day
November 15, 2018
A letter from Jake Blumberg, Executive Director, GiveMN:
Generosity isn’t new to Minnesota. We take pride in our reputation of civic engagement, near the top of national lists of highest voter turnout and charitable giving year after year.
When we started Give to the Max Day in 2009, it was meant to be a one-time event to help raise awareness for the new GiveMN.org. But after $14 million was donated in just 24 hours, we knew something truly special had just happened in Minnesota.
You’ve help to build Minnesota’s giving holiday from the ground up. More than 300,000 generous people like you have given $10, $100, $1,000 or more at a time, adding up to nearly $200 million through GiveMN.org to support more than 10,000 organizations all across the state.
For us, Give to the Max Day is a celebration of generosity in countless ways. We see groups of volunteers come together to pack meals for 24 hours straight. We hear from teachers who use the day to teach the importance of giving back, even offering students their own $5 and $10 Golden Tickets. There are countless displays of generosity each year as we shine a light on what’s good in our communities.
As we get ready for the 10th annual Give to the Max Day this Thursday, we encourage you to reflect on the causes you are passionate about, whether it’s a national or statewide movement, or a neighborhood group down the street. Your donations will help them continue to meet their missions, but we also hope in the days to come you will consider volunteering, donating goods and clothing…realizing generosity in all its forms.
On behalf of Minnesota’s nonprofits and schools, thank you for your support on Give to the Max Day, and all year round.