GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

Park Flyers, other organizations to benefit


Carissa Prestholdt

Photo Illustration

Maggie Klaers

According to GiveMN executive director Jake Blumberg, Give to the Max Day is a day to celebrate donating.

“Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s state giving holiday,” Blumberg said. “We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and over the course of those 10 years, more than $200 million will have been donated to more than 10,000 organizations across Minnesota.”

Blumberg said some St. Louis Park organizations are registered for Give to the Max Day.

“St. Louis Park High School has a fundraising page set up, including the St. Louis Park athletic hall of fame and others,” Blumberg said.

According to GiveMN, one of these registered groups is the track group Park Flyers. According to junior Maddie Tadewald, the team includes St. Louis Park runners spanning a wide range of ages.

“Park Flyers is a nonprofit track team in summer and winter for St. Louis Park. Ages range from second grade to senior in high school,” Tadewald said.

According to Blumberg, it is easy to find organizations to donate to, based on location or cause, on the GiveMN website.

“All folks need to do to give is to go to GiveMN and they can search for their favorite nonprofits and schools,” Blumberg said. “They can search for particular causes, zip codes or a lot of other ways. is like the Google of nonprofits and donating.”

Tadewald said Park Flyers is eligible for Give to the Max Day donations since it is not a school funded team.

“It’s not like high school track, it’s a club,” Tadewald said. “So since it’s parent-run  our parents are the coaches donations definitely help for Nationals and for the team in general (with) uniforms and equipment and all that.”

Blumberg said this year GiveMN will add bonus donations to random nonprofit organizations.

“This year we are going to be giving away a $500 golden ticket prize every 10 minutes for 24 hours. So contributions every 10 minutes will have $500 added to them, if you are lucky enough to be drawn,” Blumberg said. “There is a reason for students and teachers who can only give a small amount of money to still give often because there’s a chance $500 could be added onto it.”

According to Blumberg, Give to the Max Day is an opportunity to promote generosity and donating.

“What’s really exciting about Give to the Max Day is that it’s an opportunity for both donors and organizations to celebrate generosity and to engage with one another in making the world a better place,” Blumberg said. “Give to the Max Day provides an opportunity for us to celebrate and ignite generosity and grow giving. We’re really excited that we get to host Minnesota’s giving holiday every year.”

Give to the Max day will occur all day Nov. 15, according to GiveMN.