Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to increase giving to nonprofit organizations across the state and move more giving online. It is a day for Minnesotans to come together to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits and schools in 24 hours – starting at midnight on November 15, 2012 through midnight on November 16, 2012. By engaging as many donors as possible to give to their favorite Minnesota charities in one day – Give to the Max Day — GiveMN.org is showcasing Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity to the world! During last year's Give to the Max Day, $13.4 million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations. And, a record 47,534 donors logged on to GiveMN.org to donate to their favorite Minnesota charity. In 2012 we hope to help thousands of nonprofits and schools raise millions of dollars again!
Last year I gave a donation to a local non-profit I am passionate about. This morning I donated online to a different local non-profit that I am equally passionate about. I was unable to attend their fund-raiser banquet, so this was a convenient way to join thousands of other givers.
We are approaching the Thanksgiving season and people are engaged in giving to the Salvation Army through the red kettles, to local food shelves through non-perishable donations, through shoe boxes sent overseas, Christmas gifts for families with a parent in prison and many, many other services or organizations that help people.
Jesus said giving benefits the giver:
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
So, go ahead and give to the max!