Your email in-box will probably be filled with requests to “Give To The Max” on Nov. 16. Last year, $10 million was raised for Minnesota nonprofits by 42,624 online donors during this annual day of charitable giving.
So how will you decide where to give your hard-earned dollars? Might be a time to prioritize your giving habits. Some families let their kids help decide what charities they would like to support as a way of teaching them about the value of sharing with those who are less fortunate.
Cheerful Givers, which provides birthday gifts for kids in Minnesota who don’t get to celebrate their birthday, is just one example of several thousand nonprofits who need your help (www.cheerfulgivers.org).
To encourage donations throughout the day, an individual donor will be randomly chosen every hour by GiveMN.org to win a “Golden Ticket.” An additional $1,000 will be given to the charity that received the original donation, and one name will be randomly drawn to win a $10,000 golden ticket.
Local musician, Tim Mahoney, has written a song to be unveiled on this day whose title sums it all up – “Just Give.”
Karen Kitchel, President - Cheerful Givers Eagan