Give to the Max is a great way for nonprofits and schools to raise the funds necessary to continue their work. It holds a spot near and dear to my heart, for many of my favorite organizations depend on this day for fundraising. Not only can you donate to entire organizations, you can donate to specific projects.
Here are some, though certainly not all, of the organizations in Rochester you can support. For a complete list, check out the Give to the Max website. If you don’t see your favorite organization, encourage them to join.
Camp Companion – Working to provide spay/neuter services to farm/feral cats.
Paws and Claws Inc. – Paws and Claws Humane Society provides companion animals for life.
Small Dog Rescue of MN – This group saves dogs’ lives.
Channel One Food Bank – Working in partnership with others to help feed people in need.
Diversity Council – Educating people to embrace diversity as a foundation for a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.
Family Service Rochester – Partnering with families to navigate life’s journeys.
First Homes – Making a difference by increasing home ownership for community sustainability in SE MN.
Hiawatha Homes Foundation – Providing quality support to people with disabilities at home and in their community.
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County – Ensuring access to justice by providing meaningful legal representation in civil matters to our low-income neighbors.
Mission 21 – An anti-traffiking service provider for Minnesota, serving youth ages 12-18 and their families.
PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota Inc. – People with disabilities are thriving, valued and engaged community members.
Rochester Area Foundation – Since 1944, the Rochester Area Foundation has helped to improve the quality of life in the Rochester area.
Northland Words – Expanding a love for literature, philosophy and education in the arts primarily among youth.
The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota – Students with dyslexia find expert help and support at The Reading Center.
Zumbro Watershed Partnership Inc. – Restoring the natural and social benefits of a healthy watershed through education and collaboration.
Health and Wellness
Brighter Tomorrows – Because no family should ever have to face a childhood cancer diagnosis alone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeast Minnesota – Your gift of hope is priceless.
Nazarene Well House – Providing low-cost lodging for medical patients coming to Rochester for medical treatment.
Zumbro Valley Health Center – Helping at-risk individuals, including those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse, receive the care they need.