Today in Minnesota, it is “Give to the Max Day” — give early, give often, and encourage others to do the same!! Millions of dollars are raised in a 24-hour period to support non-profit organizations across the state.
We wait for today to make our annual donation for some organizations and give a little extra for others, and always scatter our donations throughout the day to help each one get a chance at the bonus donation giveaways that occur as part of this event.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
~ Winston Churchill (attributed to)
While there are countless worthy organizations out there, here are some we support annually on this date (with embedded links to their websites):
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
~ Thomas Merton
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”
~ John D. Rockefeller Jr.
If you want to learn more about GiveMN and how to “Give to the Max”, check out the article: “5 Things to know about how Give to the Max Day 2017 works.”