Give to the Max Day 2015
Schedule of Organization Events

Explore the events nonprofits and schools across Minnesota hosted to help celebrate generosity on Give to the Max Day 2015!


Red Wing Gives
Join the Red Wing nonprofit community for a series of Lunch and Learns leading up to Give to the Max Day to learn more about their organizations and how to connect with your community. Learn more and view schedule.

Tuesday, November 10 

Prepare + Prosper
GTMD Kickoff Happy Hour
Join us for a kick-off celebration of Prepare + Prosper’s Give to the Max Day! You can schedule your gift and get your ‘Give to Geeks’ calendar for donations of $100+ (or $10 per month.) We’ll have board games and appetizers. Cash bar for brews. 
Urban Growler Brewery
2325 Endicott St.
St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: [email protected] 

Wednesday, November 11

8:00p – 11:59p (on Nov. 12)
HUGE Improv Theater
HUGE Improvathon
More than 150 improvisers are taking the stage for 28 hours to raise money for the nonprofit, artist-led HUGE Improv Theater. The Improvathon gets underway at 8pm on Nov. 11, all the way through Give to the Max Day on Nov. 12. A succession of more than 125 local improvisers will lead audiences through 28 hours of spontaneous, unrehearsed, improvised theater. Read more.
3037 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: [email protected] 

Thursday, November 12 

12:00a - 12:00a (11/13)
North American Bear Center
LIVE at the NABC
Join us live online at the top of each hour on Give to the Max Day 2015! We will have special guests and other activities for everyone, everywhere to enjoy!
Visit the online webcam.
Contact: [email protected] 

5:30a – 7:30p
Spare Key
Sweat to the Max
Join Spare Key at Union CrossFit Gyms and pledge to help us complete 100,000 burpees in 12 hours, while pledging $1 for every burpee you complete! Stop by any time between 5:30a and 7:30p. Learn more.
St. Paul – 470 Cleveland Ave. N.
Minneapolis – 1313 Chestnut Ave.
St. Louis Park – 7319 Lake St. W.
Contact: [email protected]

GiveMN and Metro Transit
Give on the Go!
Learn more about our partnership with Metro Transit including where we'll be handing out breakfast goodies and giving cards and how you can download a free transit pass on November 12!
Contact: [email protected] 

6:00a – 10:00p
Give to the Max Day - Winona Celebrates!
Various Winona nonprofits 
Winona organizations are banding together in celebration of Give to the Max Day at two separate locations! Stop by Mugby Junction/Lutheran Campus Center (Huff Street) between 6a - 2p, donate to your favorite Winona organization(s), and get a free cup of coffee! Or, stop by Blooming Grounds (downtown) from 11a - 10p and donate to your favorite organization(s). Ten percent of Blooming Grounds sales will go toward Give to the Max Day - Winona. And while you're there, listen to performances curated by Mid West Music Fest throughout the day. Look for people in green to assist you! Participating orgs: Women's Resource Center, Winona Dakota Unity Alliance, Winona Volunteer Services, Winona ORC Industries, Mid West Music Fest, Winona Friendship Center, Friends of the Winona Public Library, Live Well Winona, and Lutheran Campus Center.

6:30a – 9:00a
Western Communities Action Network
Donate for Donuts
This special event is a quick, easy way to make a donation to WeCAN on your way in to work, without having to leave your car! Simply drive by the tent outside the WeCAN office, make a donation, and receive a cup of Caribou Coffee and a donut to enjoy on your drive in.
5213 Shoreline Dr.
Mound, MN 55364
Contact: [email protected] 

Jeremiah Program
Pancake Social
Our Jeremiah Program team (including Jeremiah the Bullfrog) will be stationed outside of our Minneapolis campus with fresh pancakes for anyone who stops by and learns more about our program as we work toward our goal of $60,000 on Give to the Max Day 2015!
1510 Laurel Ave. Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: [email protected] 

7:00a – 7:00p
Urban Boatbuilders
Give to the Max Day Open House
Join us on Give to the Max Day for live boatbuilding by our youth apprentices, building a skin-on-frame kayak (7a-7p), coffee and light breakfast with door prizes, silent auction and a shop tour (7a-9a), open house (9a-5p), and an evening celebration with sandwiches and root beer, shop tour, silent auction and door prizes (5p-7p).
Urban Boatbuilders
2288 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: [email protected] 

Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Give to the Max Day Doughnut Giveaway
Hutchinson Center for the Arts and our Arts and Culture organizations will be giving away free doughnuts to raise awareness for Give to the Max Day.
Intersection of 4th and Main
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Contact: [email protected] 

Highland Park Senior High School
Give to the Max Day Rally
HPSHS will hold a rally at the parking lot entrance with cheerleaders and signs to remind parents and passersby to
donate on Give to the Max Day.
1015 South Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Contact: [email protected]

7:30a - 9:00a
Work and Worship Institute
Prayer Breakfast on Generosity
Join us for a light breakfast, prayer, and a wonderful speaker. Please park in the Richfield Lutheran Church east parking lot across from Cub Foods and come in the east church door. Michelle Monson Kilsanich will be speaking on generosity with a special emphasis on Thrivent Financial Action Teams.
Richfield Lutheran Church
8 W. 60th St. (Nicollet and 60th)
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Contact: [email protected] 

Wayzata Community Sailing Center
Power Up for Wayzata Community Sailing Center
Power Up at District Fresh Kitchen + Bar on Give to the Max day! We are home port for a day in support of Wayzata Community Sailing Center, with free hot organic coffee, free homemade power bars, campaign watching happy hour specials, on-site giving, a drawing and giveaways throughout!
300 Superior Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: [email protected]

7:30a – 4:30p
ClearCause Foundation
Raising Dough for Safe Journey Academy
Join us for yummy pastries and delicious food to raise money for Safe Journey Academy. For every purchase, Thanksgiving or holiday baked goods pre-order, Country Cake (known for their award-winning desserts) will donate 10% to fund Safe Journey Academy.
491 Willow Dr. N.
Long Lake, MN 55356
Contact: [email protected]

8:00a - 4:30p
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
MHIF Treadmill Challenge
Join us as we cheer on MHIF researchers and staff in their quest to raise money! Each will be taking a 25-minute turn on a treadmill in our lobby. The person who raises the most money through our GiveMN site during their time on the treadmill wins! 
920 E 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

8:30a – 4:30p
ClearCause Foundation
Petaling Buds to Grow Safe Journey Academy for ClearCause
An Open House at Zinnia Design Florals including hot beverages and cookies for ClearCause. 20% of every Thanksgiving or Holiday pre-order donated to Safe Journey Academy.
Zinnia Design Florals
3418 Shoreline Dr.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: [email protected] 

9:30a – midnight
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
S’more Generosity
Come support Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity by doubling your donation on Give to the Max Day and join for S’mores and more beginning at 9:30am to midnight!
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity and ReStore
1110 Wright St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact: [email protected]

10:00a – 3:00p
Operation de Novo
Chili Cook-off and Open House
Join us for a Give to the Max Day Open House. We will also have a Chili Cook-off with our staff and board (11a-1p.)
800 Washington Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact: [email protected] 

Secondhand Hounds
Give to the Max Day Open House
Secondhand Hounds invites you to our new office to tour the space, meet some of our animals, and get your Holiday Pictures taken!
10100 Viking Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact: [email protected]

Literacy Volunteers of Southwest Minnesota
Take a Coffee Break with Nonprofits on Give to the Max Day
SMSU Foundation and Literacy Volunteers invite the community to a Give to the Max Day Coffee Break to talk with nonprofit staff, volunteers, and learn more about Minnesota's day of giving.
SMSU Student Center
Room 209
Marshall, MN 56258

10:00a – 9:30p (with breaks)
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Give to the Max Day Open House Celebration
We are hosting a fun-filled day of special events and free classes hosted by Ballet Royale Minnesota, the official school of Twin Cities Ballet. Open Company Rehearsal (10a-12p), Creative Dance Class (4:30-5p), Adult Ballet Class (7:15-8:15p), GTMD Evening Reception (8:15-9:30p). Our staff will be on hand to tell you more about TCB and help you make your online donations.
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact: [email protected]

Twin City Model Railroad Museum
Explore the Twin City Model Railroad Museum!
As we begin our final Night Trains Season and last months in our location, come visit the museum and learn how Give to the Max Day can help us rebuilt the museum in a new location!
1021 Bandana Blve. E.
Suite 222
St. Paul, MN 55116
Contact: [email protected] 

11:00a – 1:00p and 4:00p – 8:00p
Helping Paws
Spirit of Service & Giving Day
Join us for our open house to enjoy watching puppies in training, meet and greet trainers and their service dogs, talk with graduates, see the newest puppies in training (6:30p) and enjoy food from Davanni’s!
630 12th Avenue S.
Hopkins, MN 55343
Contact: [email protected]

Junior League of Minneapolis
Blaze Pizza Party
Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal back to the JLM from 11a - 10p. Please show this flier at checkout.
8126 Hwy. 7
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Contact: [email protected]

Center for Irish Music
Traditional Irish Lunchtime Session: Tea, Live Music, and Bring Your Own Lunch
Celebrate Give to the Max Day in a festive way with the Center for Irish Music! Bring your instruments and lunch, and munch along as you play or enjoy tunes from local musicians. Barry's Tea will be provided by Irish on Grand.
Contact: [email protected]

12:00p - 8:00p
Cycles for Change
Give to the Max Day Open Shop
Want to get your bike ready for winter/ Or want to just stop by to say hi? Join us from 12p - 8p for a special Give to the Max Day Open Shop!
712 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: [email protected] 

12:30p – 2:00p
Zenon Dance Company and School
Zenon Dance Company 33rd Fall Season Preview for GiveMN Donors
GiveMN donors are invited to see two World Premieres plus the iconic jazz work “Ezekiel’s Wheel” at Zenon’s Dress Rehearsal. Please show GiveMN Zenon giving receipt at entry.
The Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave. – The Goodale Theater
Contact: [email protected] 

Rochester Senior Center
Member Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off Celebration
Join us for the official kick-off to a very important part of our overall Capital Campaign as we focus on just you, our wonderful membership! Our goal is to have 100% member donation participation and remember that all donations, large and small, make a big impact. The city will build us our new building, but it is up to us to raise the money for fixtures, furnishings and equipment.
121 N. Broadway - Fred Reed Hall
Rochester, MN 55906
Contact: [email protected]

4:00p – 10:00p
Patrick’s Cabaret
“Raise the Bar” Give to the Max Day Celebration
Visit us from 4p-10p to celebrate our vibrant artistic community with snacks, craft beers, and other interactive performances and activities! And anyone who makes a gift to any organization on Give to the Max Day will be awarded a free drink ticket! Read more.
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: [email protected] 

CAER Food Shelf
Open House
CAER is hosting an open house for those who would like to join in celebrating Give to the Max Day.
19279 Watson St., NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Give to Empower Cast Party
Minneapolis Urban League
Join us for our Give to Empower Party and meet the "Empower" cast of staff, clients, board members and others who are making a difference!
2100 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact: [email protected]

4:30p – 9:00p
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Give to the Max Day IOCP Sleep Out Rally
Help kick off the IOCP Sleep Out and Give to the Max Day with activities for the family including service and learning stations (4:30-6:30p) or stop by for Happy Hour with a Purpose, including live music and specials (6:30-9p.)
Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen
250 Superior Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: [email protected]

5:00p – 7:00p
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society
“Spay-ghetti” Dinner
Proceeds from our Spay-ghetti dinner benefit the homeless animals cared for by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. $8 covers all you can eat. There will be laptops available for guests to make a secure Give to the Max Day donation.
Northfield Eagles Club
304 S. Water St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Contact: [email protected]

5:00p – 8:00p
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter also serving ND and SD
Give to the Max Party, hosted by Twin Cities Thursday Happy Hours
We’ll be marking Minnesota’s biggest giving day together over happy hour to encourage people to donate to favorite organizations. Complimentary appetizers, live music and drink specials. Suggest donation of $10+ to support GTMD goal.
Coup d’etat Uptown
2923 Girard Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: [email protected]

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation
7th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil
Come light a candle in memory or honor of your loved one and experience a community of support for all who face lung cancer. Join us for hot chocolate and a chance to mingle with experts. Event is in honor of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Office
700 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: [email protected]

Pine Harbor Christian Academy
50s Sock Hop
Pine Harbor celebrates the first 50 days of school and Give to the Max Day with a 50s Sock Hop for students, parents and the community. Come with the family for great music and games, chocolate malts, door prizes and a photo booth!
11125 W Point Douglas Rd.
Hastings, MN 55033
Contact: [email protected]

People Serving People
Sounds Like Home: A Benefit Concert
Featuring SIMS, Fury Things, Wastrels. Emceed by radio host David Campbell. Tickets available online, $15 advance/$20 door.
Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact: [email protected]

ClearCause Foundation
Community Champions of Minnesota Timberwolves
ClearCause and Safe Journey Academy will be the Timberwolves’ Community Champions in their game against Golden State. Tickets available for $20. Wear green for Give to the Max Day and raise awareness for the need for safer study abroad programs. Visit for more information.
Target Center (section 239 and 240)
600 First Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: [email protected]

Open Doors for Youth
What have we learned in our first six months?
We invite you to join us as we share our “lessons learned” from our first six months. Where are our young people coming from? What are their greatest needs? What programs have we added as a result? How can you help us move forward?
Elk River Public Library Community Room
13020 Orono Pkwy.
Elk River, MN 55330
Contact: [email protected]

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