$72K donated to Rochester nonprofit during Minnesota’s annual ‘Give to the Max Day’

(ABC 6 News) – Minnesota’s annual ‘Give to the Max Day’ campaign is in the books and it was another strong showing of support for nonprofits and schools across the state.

Donors gave more than $34 million to 6,439 statewide organizations during Thursday’s annual giving campaign. This year’s total came in just shy of last year’s $34.3 million which was an all-time record.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester participated in the campaign with 122 donors giving $72,655 to the nonprofit.

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GiveMN also awarded more than $100,000 in prize grants to Minnesota organizations every 15 minutes throughout the day by random chance “Golden Ticket” drawings.

Donors and organizations representing all 87 Minnesota counties and 11 Native nations participated. Additionally, donations were made from each of the 50 U.S. states and 41 countries across the world.

“The generosity on display through Give to the Max will make a huge impact for communities all across our state and fuel the work of nonprofits and schools in the year ahead,” said Jake Blumberg, executive director, GiveMN. “There are still many challenges ahead for our communities, but we are taking a moment to celebrate $34 million raised as Minnesotans answered the call yet again.”

Blumberg also noted that the importance of charitable giving is high as many organizations continue to meet higher need brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, while also dealing with the effects of economic uncertainty, and encouraged donors to keep generosity top of mind throughout the holiday season and beyond.

“We’re all feeling the effects of higher prices in our personal finances, and nonprofits are feeling that at scale,” Blumberg said. “Higher gas, grocery and utility bills are stretching their finances as they have hundreds or thousands of people they serve. If you are asked to support their work in the coming months, we hope you’ll give as you are able.”

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