On GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day, your on-line donation of $10 or more to your favorite participating charity or school, could win that organization one of 24 statewide $1000 “golden ticket” grants, a chance at 2 “Super Golden Tickets” worth $10,000, and could possibly put that organization on the Give MN Leaderboard earning them additional grants up to $15,000. In addition, many organizations have challenge grants which could further amplify your gift. So you could say that Give to the Max Day is your chance to Give for the Max, because your gift could become so much more. Last year Minnesota donors raised a record 18.3 million dollars for Minnesota charities & schools in one day.
At Northfield SHARES (our community foundation), we see this as a great way to increase philanthropy, especially amongst younger people, and to raise more dollars to support local charities and schools, which will strengthen our Northfield Community. We collaborate with other area non-profit organizations, to build enthusiasm and increase local donor participation during Give to the Max Day. We are call this local initiative Northfield GIVES. For more information and to directly link to the non-profit’s Give MN pages who are participating in this local initiative, visit www.northfieldshares.org. For a complete listing of all participating Northfield Area and other Minnesota non-profits, including the colleges visit www.GiveMN.org . Please note that GiveMN does charge a small fee (4.9%) to process your donation.
More local Give to the Max Day fun…There is a S’More Party at the new Depot site (between 2nd and 3rd St. on the Q Block) from 4-6pm. A $5 donation will get you a yummy s’more. The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is also hosting their annual “Spay-ghetti” Dinner, at the Northfield Eagle’s Club from 5-7pm. Cost is $8.