Give to the Max Day 2017
Schedule of Organization Events

Explore the events nonprofits and schools across Minnesota are hosting to help celebrate generosity on Give to the Max Day 2017!

These events have been submitted by nonprofits and schools and are not hosted by GiveMN. If you have specific questions about any of the events below, please reach out directly to the contact email address included with each event.

Give to the Max Day (Thursday, November 16)

Midnight to 11:59p (24 hours)
HUGE Theater
Improvathon
A 28-hour improv comedy marathon! Every team performing is raising Give to the Max Day funds for HUGE Improv Theater.
HUGE Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: [email protected]

Midnight to 11:59p (24 hours)
Alexandria Area Arts Association
24 Hour Live Facebook Donate-a-Thon
24-hours of Facebook fun! Each hour has its own crazy theme, activities, sponsors, and giveaways. We have a matching donor for up to $4,000. www.facebook.com/alexandriaareaarts/
Andria Theatre, 618 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Contact: [email protected]

Midnight to 11:59p (24 hours)
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
24 Hours LIVE from the Minnesota Zoo
The Minnesota Zoo never sleeps. And since Give to the Max Day is 24 hours of giving, we're going to show you what 24 hours at the Minnesota Zoo looks like. From staff on-site at all hours of the day, to animals that become more active at night, we'll be broadcasting LIVE via Facebook every hour of the day, from midnight to midnight. Follow along: www.facebook.com/mnzoo
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Contact: [email protected]

Midnight to 11:59p (24 hours)
Second Harvest Heartland
Pack to the Max
Second Harvest Heartland is planning our first-ever 24-hour “Pack to the Max” extravaganza on Give to the Max Day! With the help of volunteers, we will be packing food for 24 hours on November 16th to help feed our hungry neighbors. Our volunteer team will include local celebrities, board members, staff, and community supporters. Together, we hope to raise $350,000 on Give to the Max Day, and gifts could go twice as far thanks to $350,000 in matching funds from a group of generous donors!
Second Harvest Heartland, 6325 Sandburg Rd #1700, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Contact: [email protected]

07:30 AM
Rochester Area Foundation
Fuel-Up for Give to the Max Day!
Join the Rochester Area Foundation, and help local nonprofits and community members fuel-up for Give to the Max Day 2017! Pull through our parking lot for complimentary coffee and a donut, and stop to learn more about how the Rochester Area Foundation supports local nonprofits year-round.
Rochester Area Foundation, 4013 Villa Rd NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Contact: [email protected]

08:00 AM
Open Arms of Minnesota
Thank you Pumpkin (Pie)!
The event will run from 8:00 am (11/16)- 8 pm (11/16) and will feature a drawing every hour for two homemade (right in our scratch kitchen here at Open Arms) pumpkin pies for your Thanksgiving feast. Every time you make a donation you are entered in a drawing (to be held each hour between 8 am-8pm) for a delicious pumpkin pie!
Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: [email protected]

08:00 AM
The Wildcat Sanctuary
Behind the Scenes at The Wildcat Sanctuary
Join us live on Facebook to get a behind the scenes look at our big cat rescue. 8 am to 8 pm on the hour, every hour.
Facebook Live, PO Box 314, Sandstone, MN 55072
Contact: [email protected]

08:00 AM
University of Minnesota Foundation
U of M Give to the Max Day - St Paul Campus Gold Stop
The Gold Stop will feature visits from a raptor from The Raptor Center (8-9am), CFANS (9-10am) and Goldy (9-10am). The stop will have U of M Give to the Max Day swag giveaways! The event runs from 8-10am.
Saint Paul Student Center Bus Stop, 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Contact: [email protected]

08:30 AM
Autism Society of Minnesota
Be AuSM. Give to the Max.
AuSM is partnering with local businesses including Bruegger's Bagels, 612 Brew, Tin Whiskers, and Wander North. At each of these locations there will be donation jars, a dollar a pour, donation incentives, and more! Check out www.ausm.org for more information.
Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #125, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact: [email protected]

09:00 AM
Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth/Scottish Rite Clinic
Speech Bubble Cookies-Let's Talk About It!
Using the speech bubbles from our logo, we are baking a 1,000 speech bubble cookies to share with area businesses who have supported us during other events as well as employers of the families who attend the Scottish Rite Clinic in Duluth. A simple message in each box of 2 cookies will encourage others to give during the GiveMN campaign to help continue the great work being done at the Clinic for children in our regional communities.
Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth, MN, 24 West Second St, Duluth, MN 55802
Contact: [email protected]

09:00 AM
Sexual Violence Center
SVC Virtual Tour of New Location
Join us for a Virtual Tour of our new location for direct services! Check out our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/svcmpls/ and Twitter @SVCmpls for video tours throughout the day.
Hennepin Square, 2021 E. Hennepin Ave. Suite 418, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: [email protected]

10:00 AM
Rochester Art Center
Art & Philanthropy Day
Join us as we celebrate Give to the Max day with FREE coffee and FREE admission to our galleries when you make a donation of any amount!
Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Contact: [email protected]

10:00 AM
Rumriver Art Center
Give to the Max Day Open House
Join us in the Rumriver Art Center North studio for our special Give to the Max Day open house for some FREE family activities and refreshments! Activities include drawing, watercolor painting, coloring and polymer clay. Donations will be accepted as we raise money so that we can keep art alive and continue to offer affordable art classes in our community. http://rumriverart.com/give-to-the-max-day.html
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave, Suite 103, Anoka, MN 55303
Contact: [email protected]

11:00 AM
Folds Of Honor Foundation - Minnesota Inc.
Folds of Honor Fundraiser - Blaze Pizza St. Louis Park
On Thursday, November 16th Blaze Pizza will be donating 20% of proceeds to Folds of Honor. **Customers must print Facebook flyer or show it on their phone at checkout for the purchase to benefit Folds of Honor** Blaze will also donate an extra $1 for every s'mores pie, brownies or cookies purchased. Stop by anytime from 11AM-10PM and enjoy great food for a great cause!
Blaze Pizza, 8126 MN-7, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Contact: [email protected]

11:00 AM
Helping Paws
Partners in Service - Above and Beyond
Join Helping Paws staff, graduates, trainers and dogs for lunch from 11 to 1 to celebrate our theme of Partners in Service – Above and Beyond. There will be a live training class held during the latter part of this time frame. Be sure to stay to observe the dogs in training.
Helping Paws, 630-12TH AVE.S., Hopkins, MN 55343
Contact: [email protected]

11:00 AM
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Give To The Max Day Celebration
Mark your calendars and celebrate Minnesota’s day of giving with Twin Cities Ballet! TCB is having fun events throughout the day at the Ballet Royale Minnesota studio, including Open Company Rehearsal and a Celebration Reception. All events are FREE and OPEN to the public, and perfect for all ages! GTMD Special Events include: 11:00am - 12:00pm — Twin Cities Ballet Open Company Rehearsal; 12:00pm - 1:00pm – Give to the Max Reception, with Refreshments provided. Meet and mingle with TCB Directors, Staff, and Dancers!
Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact: [email protected]

11:30am
Alliance Française
Scholarship Station
From 11:30am to 1pm join Alliance Française for lunch at Meritage A Brasserie in downtown St Paul and support high school scholarships at our donation station! The first 15 people to donate at $10 or above will receive Alliance Française giveaways!
Meritage A Brasserie, 410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
Contact: [email protected]

11:30 AM
Center for Irish Music
Lunchtime Session
Celebrate Give to the Max Day with the Center for Irish Music at a special lunchtime session! Bring your lunch and your instrument(s) and join the CIM for tunes and songs while we serve you hot Irish tea. We look forward to raising funds for CIM with you!
The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: [email protected]

12:00 PM
CLIMB Theatre
Give Thanks to the Max Day!
To have a bit of fun and to get to know other people in our community Climb Theatre with our fantastic neighbors Common Sense Services are hosting a Give THANKS to the Max Day celebration. Stop by our offices on November 16th from Noon to 3:00 PM for a potluck and to do some Facebook Live posts sharing why you're thankful for MN nonprofits. Feel free to bring a snack along, but we'll have food as well!
CLIMB Theatre, 6415 Carmen Ave E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Contact: [email protected]

03:00 PM
International Association for Refugees (IAFR)
Jonathan House Open House - Give to the Max 2017!
Last year we raised the first funds toward Jonathan House during GTMD '16. This year, we plan to raise the remaining launch budget AT Jonathan House! Stop by Jonathan House from 3-7 pm for refreshments and fellowship. Learn more about asylum seekers in Minnesota and how Jonathan House meets a critical need of stable housing for asylum-seeking refugees. A kiosk will be setup so you can donate toward our GiveMN goal onsite.
Jonathan House (on property of First Covenant Church of St Paul), 1280 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106
Contact: [email protected]

04:00 PM
Helping Paws
Yappy Hour
Join us for Yappy Hour from 4 to 6 PM to celebrate our theme of Partners in Service – Above and Beyond. Have a snack and meet staff, trainers, graduates and, of course, dogs in training.
Helping Paws, 630-12TH AVE.S., Hopkins, MN 55343
Contact: [email protected]

04:00 PM
Ruff Start Rescue
Ruff Start Rescue Open House
Ruff Start Rescue's New Facility Open House! Join us for a fun and exciting evening. Enjoy snacks and beverages, take a tour with our team, meet adoptable pets, and take part in our silent auction.
Ruff Start Rescue, 12526 319th Avenue, Princeton, MN 55371
Contact: [email protected]

04:00 PM
Ruth's House of Hope
Open House
The public is invited to attend Ruth's House of Hope Open House & Give to the Max Day event. Tours of Ruth's House will be given and refreshments will be served.
Ruth's House of Hope, 219 4th Ave NW, Faribault, MN 55021
Contact: [email protected]

04:00 PM
Springboard for the Arts
Give to the Max-STRAVAGANZA
Don't spend your Give to the Max Day furiously hitting refresh and staring at screens by yourself! Springboard for the Arts and Can Can Wonderland are partnering to present Give to the Max-STRAVAGANZA, a happy hour for artists, arts organizations, donors, and anyone looking for a fun time. Hear from local artists, see performances, make art with mobile screenprinter La Luchadora, and enjoy the fun of Can Can Wonderland. Join us on Thursday, November 16 from 4-9pm to put a little fun in your fundraising!
Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave N, Ste 004, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Contact: [email protected]

04:30 PM
Compatible Technology International (CTI)
Grind Out Hunger Talk and Tour
Join us to learn how a Saint Paul organization is working with smallholder farmers in Africa to reduce hunger and poverty. Talk and tour of our innovation lab. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Visit www.compatibletechnology.org to learn more!
Compatible Technology International, 800 Transfer Road,Suite 6, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Contact: [email protected]

04:30 PM
CTI
CTI Innovation Open House
Visit CTI to learn about how Minnesotans are partnering with farmers in Africa to equip families with inventive, life-changing farming tools. You'll have the chance to tour our innovation lab, try our technologies, and take part in engaging conversation. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs not required, but appreciated: https://ctitour.eventbrite.com
Transfer Road Commerce Center, 800 Transfer Rd., Suite 6, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
Build for Unity Home Dedication
Help welcome Deeq and Nasra to their new neighborhood in Sauk Rapids. The Build for Unity Home Dedication is a time to celebrate all the hard work completed on the house by volunteers, donors and our Habitat Partner Family. We will celebrate with Deeq and Nasra as they prepare to be first-time homeowners in their own affordable home where their family will find a safe and secure place they can call their own.
Build for Unity, 1938 Benton Drive North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN
Give Good Karma to the Max
Come to Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru on GTMD17 from 5-8pm for a LIVE matching donor event! All donations made in person during this 3-hour window will be MATCHED by Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru! Double your donation and come on by!
Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru, 12520 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Giving Day on the Bay
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners kicks off its 22nd annual Sleep Out campaign with Giving Day on the Bay at Wayzata Brew Works. Celebrate the statewide Give to the Max day on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. This family-friendly event will include live music by Power Tap, brews, root beer, pizza for purchase and so much more!
Wayzata Brew Works, 294 Grove Lane E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
MN Zoo Happy Hour at Lake Monster Brewing
Come on over to Lake Monster Brewing to support the Minnesota Zoo this GTMD! Get up-close with animal ambassadors from Zoomobile. Hear from Zoo conservationists on the importance of the freshwater mussel (after all, there'd be no lake monsters without clean water). $2 of each beer sold will be donated back to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, thanks to the generosity of Lake Monster Brewing! There's something for everyone: bring the kiddos (there's a designated play area) and grab dinner from the food truck.
Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
Prairies Edge Humane Society
Sloppy Joe Supper
Sloppy Joe Supper to celebrate GIve to the Max Day 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. $6 entry. Make your give to the Max day donation and meet our "Maxcot" Scooby Do.
Eagles Club, 304 S. Water st, Northfield, MN 55057
Contact: [email protected]

05:00 PM
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter
Give to the Max Day Happy Hour @ InBound BrewCo
Celebrate with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Thursday, November 16 at InBound BrewCo! We'll be marking Minnesota's biggest giving day with a Happy Hour downtown to encourage the public to donate to LLS and their other favorite charities.
InBound BrewCo, 701 N. 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact: [email protected]

05:30 PM
Minneapolis Ballet Dancers
FREE Dance Class!
Come dance with us! Take a fun free dance class with our students. Too nervous? You can take a seat and watch our students dance while helping yourself to free snacks.
Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: [email protected]

05:30 PM
Voyageurs National Park Association
Pints for the Park at Bauhaus Brew Labs
Join us for a special brewery event for friends of Voyageurs National Park on Give to the Max Day! We’ll have: opportunities to learn more about ways to support and protect Minnesota's only National Park; a wolf researcher who can answer all your wildlife questions; National Parks Trivia (6:45 pm); beer, music, s’mores and a food truck; paddlers from the local Inland Sea Kayakers Club with info about paddling and camping in the park for those who have never been. And, with your help, we’ll raise funds for the park's nonprofit partner, Voyageurs National Park Association, for conservation, youth engagement, and outdoor access projects. This event is free and open to the public, but please register online in advance by visiting http://voyageurs.org/event/pintsforpark2017/
Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: [email protected]

06:00 PM
Annex Teen Clinic
Annex to the Max!
The Annex will be celebrating GTMD at the Wicked Wort from 6-9 pm! Join us for games, trivia, lots of laughs, and fabulous prizes for donors!
Wicked Wort Brewing Company, 4165 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Contact: [email protected]

06:00 PM
Friends of the Eden Prairie Library
Book Sale
Join us at the Eden Prairie Library for our Fall Book Sale. Friends’ Member Pre-Sale 5:00pm - 6:00pm Open to the Public 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact: [email protected]

06:00 PM
Helping Paws
Dinner and Live Training 
Join us from 6 to 8 PM for dinner courtesy of Davanni’s and observe a live training class. Watch the dogs in training and meet and talk with the trainers, staff and graduates as you enjoy pizza! Help celebrate our theme of Partners in Service – Above and Beyond.
Helping Paws, 630-12TH AVE.S., Hopkins, MN 55343
Contact: [email protected]

07:00PM
Fearless Comedy Productions
Fearless Marvels: A Give to the Max Day Revue
Come one, come all, and step right up for Fearless Comedy Productions' Give to the Max Day revue! This vaudeville-style show will feature exciting comedy and sideshow acts performed by the very best we have to offer, and audience members will gather clues to solve the evening's mystery: who among our ranks is the spy? Tickets for the evening are a suggested donation of $20.
The Historic Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Rd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
Contact: [email protected]

07:00 PM
(lumin)theater lab
Scriptease
SCRIPTEASE is a show that pairs actors (who have a script in their hands) with improv artists (who don't). The actors can't waver from the lines assigned them in the script & the improvisers have no idea what scene they are in or what the story might be! **Scriptease is not appropriate for children under 16 (may contain adult themes and adult language)**
Fireside Social House, 108 2nd Street East, Hastings, MN 55033
Contact: [email protected]

07:00 PM
Alternative Motion Project
AMP presents Move to the Max
Get moving and celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community. AMP presents Move to the MAX featuring Alternative Motion Project, Flying Foot Forum, Kaleena Miller Dance and St. Paul Ballet as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy compelling performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception. Learn more about tickets and RSVPs: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/alternative-motion-project-15143789640
The Tek Box - The Cowles Center for Dance, 528 Hennepin Ave - 2nd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: [email protected]

07:30 PM
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Nathan Hanson Live Performance
Nathan Hanson will present a concert of music for solo soprano saxophone on November 16 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature music that is part jazz, part classical, and part something-else; composed and improvised by Hanson. Admission is free and open to the public.
Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Contact: [email protected]

08:00 PM
Merely Player Community Theatre
Merely Players 'Silent night' auction and Kareoke party
A Holiday themed night of fun. Ugly Sweater contest, Silent Auction featuring special 'secret Santa' baskets to bid on and $1 Karaoke. Get up and sing yourself or pay to make your friends sing. All in good fun and support of your local community theater. Come early and enjoy the Taco bar and Trivia!
Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, 119 Front St., Mankato, MN 56001
Contact: [email protected]

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