Nov. 15 is Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day, one of the largest fund-raising days in the world, is this Thursday, Nov. 15.

The 24-hour event is sponsored by GiveMN.org, a nonprofit website designed to make donating money online safe, easy and quick.

On this day, giving to your favorite nonprofit organizations and schools makes them eligible to win more money.

Last year 48,000 donors gave $13 million to 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations. More than $50 million has been given since the program began in 2009.

New this year, organizations can ask busy donors to schedule their gifts ahead of time. The donations will be charged to a credit or debit card on Nov. 15.

To find out if your favorite non-profit is registered, go on-line to http://givemn.razoo.com.

Entering “Forest Lake” in the search bar yields a Montessori school, lake association, football club, wrestling club, Alano Society, Blue Line Club, Education Foundation, and Children’s Fund.

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