Give to the Max Day 2016
Schedule of Organization Events

Give to the Max Day is a unique, online 24-hour outpouring of generosity for the causes that make Minnesota communities stronger. But one of the special things about Give to the Max Day is the events nonprofit and schools hold across our state to bring the day to life, live and in-person!

Read more about Give to the Max Day events taking place below. 

Give to the Max Day (Thursday, November 17)

8:00p (11/16) - 11:59p (11/17)
HUGE Improv Theater
HUGE Theater Improvathon
Improvisers at HUGE Improv Theater are taking the stage - and not giving it back for 28 hours. Starting at 8:00p on November 16, more than 125 local improvisers will lead audiences through 28 hours of spontaneous, unrehearsed, improvised theater to raise money. Tickets are $10 Read More.
3037 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: molly@hugetheater.com

12:00a-12:00p
HandsOn Twin Cities
Superhero Volunteer Marathon
There will be a 24 hour superhero marathon relay of volunteerism featuring a different volunteer and volunteer opportunity each hour. Volunteers will include HandsOn Twin Cities board members, staff, and local "celebrities" working with affiliates and engaging in service projects that are meaningful to them. Volunteers will trade off a superhero cape each hour, showing that volunteers are the true superheroes of our community.
2021 E Hennepin Ave, Suite 420
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: tracy@handsontwincities.org

12:00a
Lakeshore Players Theatre
Lakeshore Players Staff Has Fun with G2TM!
Want to see Lakeshore Players staff pushed into a lake or dance a chorus "kick line" in hilarious costumes? Donate at the levels listed on our website and we'll do those and other whacky things live on social media! Read More
4820 Stewart Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Contact: bill@lakeshoreplayers.org

6:00a
Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM)
Dogs Greet Commuters
Start your work day with a smile! Dogs from RAGOM will be greeting commuters on their way to work and handing out dog treats! Locations include the Louisiana Transit Center, Maplewood Mall, and the following Blue Line stations: 38th St, Minnehaha, and Fort Snelling.
Select Metro Transit locations
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: amy.lake@ragom.org

6:45a
Highland Park Senior High School PTSA
Before School Parking Lot Rally
Fundraising Committee members, students, and staff will be waving signs in the parking lot during morning drop off to remind families to donate to HPSH PTSA on Give to the Max Day. We will also have the cheerleaders cheering to pump up the energy!
1015 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55406
Contact: farns028@umn.edu

7:00a
MN Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame
Fishing with Santa!
Santa will be here fishing for donations in our parking lot. Come on by for a cookie and a warm drink. Purchase a bobber and add your name to our christmas tree.
304 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact: julie@mnfishingmuseum.com

7:00a
New Life Academy Educational Foundation
Give to the Max Day Candy Bar Handout
All students on Elementary, Middle School, and Senior High Student Council will be greeting parents and students in the parking lot with smiles, signs, and candy bars to promote #GTMD2016!
New Life Academy
6758 Bailey Rd
Woodbury, MN 55129
Contact: michellerogers@newlifeacademy.org

7:00a
Redeemer Center for Life
Drop In & Drop Off
Stop on by our five year-old bike shop and social hub Venture North to drop off your donation, grab a delicious latte, and connect with community.
Venture North Bike Walk Coffee
1830 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: john@redeemercenter.org

7:00a
Spare Key
Smash to the Max
Smash to the Max will allow donors and participants to donate funds to Spare Key in exchange for being able to smash things to their heart's content. Get suited up, smash some stuff. It's that simple, and incredibly satisfying. Read More.
480 Broadway St
St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact: erich@sparekey.org

7:00a
The Aliveness Project
Alive To The Max Pancake Breakfast
Aliveness will open their doors to donors who want to make their donation in person! See our facility and enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast to get your giving fueled for the day. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, our #Alivetothemax Photo Booth, and enter a drawing for some tasty prizes.
3808 Nicollett Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact: roosevelt@aliveness.org

7:00a-9:00a
Scottish Rite Foundation Duluth
Free Coffee and Donuts with Harley
Harley, mascot from Duluth Huskies Baseball Team, will help us hand out free coffee and donuts. We want to bring awareness to our community about the work we do to help kids communicate at no charge to families.
Scottish Rite Clinic
24 West Second St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Contact: crobe93109@aol.com

7:00a-11:00p
Camp Victory Ministries
Live at Cafe Steam
Camp Victory will be doing Facebook Live video feeds throughout the day while guests enjoy the incredible ambiance and beverages from Cafe Steam. Coffee specials, live music, and more.
Cafe Steam
315 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Contact: stevedawson@campvictory.com

8:15a
New Ulm Area Catholic School
Give to the Max Day Prep Rally
We will be announcing that the money raised will help buy a new playground. Kids will be wearing green, chanting, and celebrating!
St. Anthony Elementary
514 N Washington
New Ulm, MN 56073
Contact: sara.rieland@nuacs.com

8:30a
Autism Society of Minnesota
AuSM at Bruegger's
AuSM will be outside Bruegger's Bagels to help you give this Give to the Max Day! Donate $25 or more and receive a free Bagel Bundle Gift Certificate or donate $50 for a free 2016 Bottomless Mug. AuSM staff will be on hand to make the giving process as easy as possible.
Gaviidae Commons
651 Nicollet Mall #139
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact: ojames@ausm.org

9:00a
Girl Scouts River Valley
Girl Scouts Build A Better World!
This #GTMD2016, Troop 55640 has a goal to provide 300 cans of food for transitioning refugee families in need at the Neighborhood House. For every donation you make, we donate a canned good item to help Troop 55640 reach their goal. Follow along throughout the day as we build a world map made of cans, representing the world we envision for all girls!
Girl Scouts River Valleys St. Paul Service Center
400 S Robert St.
St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact: ashleyn.przedwiecki@girlscoutsrv.org

9:00a-7:00p
Secondhand Hounds
Give to the Max Day Open House!
Come visit our facility, meet some of our staff members, and donate on our biggest fundraising day of the year! Kids who donate will get a free face paint and candy!
10100 Viking Dr. Suite 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact: secondhandhounds@gmail.com

9:00a-7:30p
SPARK theater + dance
Give to the Max with SPARK!
Starting at 9:00a, we'll have a place to connect and fun theater workshops for kids and adults. At 7:30p, view a sampling of SPARK's work and an improv performance by some terrific local improvisers. Read More
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: corey@sparktheater.com

9:00a-9:00p
Carver Scott Humane Society
CSHS GTMD Open House
From 9am-9pm, CSHS will open their doors to donors who want to make their donation in person! Stop by to see our Cat Adoption Center, have some refreshments, and chat with our Executive Director. From 5pm-8pm, donors can make a minimum donation of $50 and get a mini photo session with their pet!
210 N Chestnut St
Chaska, MN 55318
Contact: mwyman@carverscotths.org

9:00a-9:00p
Metropolitan State University
Lecturepalooza
Join us in the Student Center Room 101 as Metropolitan State University highlights what we do best...Teach! Stay all day or drop in for an hour. Celebrate a full day of giving with a full day of learning.
Student Center
690 East Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Contact: kristine.hansen@metrostate.edu

9:30a-9:30p
Art Works Eagan
Art Works Eagan Takes Over the Fire Administration Building
All day long, Art Works Eagan will offer tours and activities for all ages to showcase the space as a potential permanent home. Attendees will have opportunities to try a variety of arts on the spot. Several local artists will offer demonstrations in a variety of media as well.
Eagan Fire Administration Building
3795 Pilot Knob Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
Contact: jerrineddermeyer@artworkseagan.org

10:00a
Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
GTMD Cafe @ Interact Center
Bring your laptops, tablets, smartphones, and join fellow Interact enthusiasts as we host a pop up cafe at Interact on Give to the Max Day! Free parking is provided.
1860 Minnehaha Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: beth@interactcenter.com

10:00a
Mississippi Park Connection
Find Your Park at the Mississippi River Visitor Center
Celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service at the Mississippi River Visitor Center in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Starting at 10:00am, the first 100 visitors to the visitor center will receive a special centennial cupcake! All gifts made this day will be matched by a generous donor.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: awaugh@parkconnection.org

10:00a
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
'Give to the Max' Open House Celebration
Twin Cities Ballet is hosting a fun filled day of special events free and open to the public at Ballet Royale Minnesota, the official school of Twin Cities Ballet. Events inlude a Twin Cities Ballet Open Company Rehearsal, Creative Dance Class, Adult Ballet Class, and a Give to the Max Evening Reception.
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact: Marketing@TwinCitiesBallet.org

10:00a-3:00p
Rum River Art Center
Keep Art Alive: Give to the Max Open House
Join us for our special Give to the Max Day open house for some free family activities including drawing, watercolor painting, coloring, and polymer clay. Donations will be accepted as we raise money so that we can keep art alive.
2665 4th Ave, Suite 108
Anoka, MN 55303
Contact: larry@rumriverart.com

10:00a-6:00p
Animal Allies Humane Society
Animal Allies Community Open House
Join us and celebrate Give to the Max Day with our furry friends! Participate in games and activites, walk dogs, and play with kittens. Open House activities are from 10a-2pm. Open House Carnival is from 3pm-6pm - all ages.
4006 Airport Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Contact: michelle@animalallies.net

10:00a-6:00p
Green Card Voices
Voice-A-Thon
Join us for our Voice-A-Thon at "The Green Room" and show your support by wearing green! Come visit the Green Card Voices exhibit, meet the storytellers, watch GCV videos, and help us raise the money we need to promote immigrant voices while eating delicious food! There will be drawings for prizes, give aways, and limited edition GCV exclusive prints.
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: tea@greencardvoices.com

11:00a
American Indian Family Center
Pizza Party
Join us in donating on this day to learn more about all our programs and enjoy some pizza and treats while you're here!
579 Wells St.
St. Paul, MN 55130
Contact: rose_joiner@aifc.net

11:00a
Mending Spirits Animal Rescue
Give to the Max
Mending Spirits believes in giving back to the community. One way we're giving back is by having a collection drive for our Veterans in need. Collection boxes are placed from November 3-18 at Pet Expo Distributors, Premier Vet, US Bank.
Pet Expo Distributors
1800 Adams St
Mankato, MN 56001
Contact: kristy.mendingspirits@gmail.com

11:00a-1:00p and 4:00p-6:00p and 6:00p-8:00p
Helping Paws
True Blue: Friends for Life
Join the Helping Paws staff, graduates, dogs, and pups for lunch from 11a-1p and Yappy Hour from 4p-6p to celebrate our yearlong theme of "True Blue: Friends for Life". Observe an actual training class from 6p-8p and enjoy Davanni's pizza as you meet and talk with trainers.
630 12th Ave S
Hopkins, MN 55343
Contact: panderson@helpingpaws.org

11:30a-1:30p
Cycles for Change
Screenprinting at Cycles for Change
As a thank you to all of our donors, we invite you to our St. Paul shop to screenprint a C4C tshirt! We'll provide the shirts, but feel free to bring another item to use.
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: stephanie@cyclesforchange.org

1:30pm
Academy of Whole Learning
Academy of Whole Learning Give to the Max "Duct Tape Challenge"
Gina Pogue, Physical Education and Health Teacher, has agreed to allow students to duct tape her to the gym wall on Nov 17 at 1:30pm in return for the school raising $10,000 during the GiveMN campaign. The duct taping will be streamed live on the Academy of Whole Learning Facebook page here
9400 Cedar Lake Rd., Suite 7
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Contact: paul.gloudemans@aowl.org

1:30p
Pine Harbor Christian Academy
50's Sock Hope - Give Around the Clock!
We are celebrating the 50th day of school and giving around the clock with a Sock Hop for students, parents, and supporters.
The Harbor Church
11125 W Point Douglas Rd, PO Box 54
Hastings, MN 55033
Contact: kris.a.morrison@gmail.com

2:00p
Perspectives, Inc.
Give the gift of your time!
Give the gift of your time to a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day. Come at 2-3p to assemble literacy kits; 3-4p to create hope art; 4-5:15p to engage in interactive activities; and 3:30-6:30p to help prepare dinner in the kitchen. RSVP to Josh at 952.926.2600
Perspectives Family Center
3381 Gorham Ave
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Contact: cwoodlee@perspectives-family.org

4:00p
Mission Animal Hospital
Pets for Veterans!
Mission Animal Hospital is offering free core vaccinations and wellness checks to any pets brought in by Veterans on November 17th. Courage Service Dogs will have their PTSD service dogs on site to share more about their application process.
10100 Viking Drive, Suite 150
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact: erinlarson@missionah.org

3:30p-7:30p
Expo Elementary Council of Parents and Teachers Inc
Give to the X!
The Expo Give to the Max Committee will be set up at both front and back entrances with iPads to help parents Give to the Max. We will be serving hot dogs too!
Expo Elementary
540 Warwick St.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Contact: lizz@sabledesign.net

4:00p
Diversity Council
Diversity Council Open House
Come out to our open house and enjoy light refreshments as we introduce you to our team and recent shift in focus to our three equity emphases: civic equity, education equity, and health equity!
North Gate Center
1130 1/2 7th St NW Suite 204
Rochester, MN 55901
Contact: torresh@diversitycouncil.org

4:00p
Fur Ever Home Rescue
Healing Haven Open House
Join us as we celebrate, enjoy some snacks, learn about the Outreach Program, and help us raise funds as you check out the gorgeous property.
24500 Hwy 169
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Contact: emily@fureverhomerescue.com

4:00p
Ruff Start Rescue
"Pitbulls and Parolees Comes to Minnesota" Raffle for the Animals
Sign up to meet Earl and Joe from the hit Animal Planet show "Pitbulls and Parolees" at Stanley's NE Bar Room! We will also hold a raffle and prizes will be awarded every 30 minutes starting at 5:00p with tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20. 20% of all food purchased during the event goes back to Ruff Start Rescue and enjoy $1 off all drinks during the event!
Stanley's NE Bar Room
2500 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact: Jenna.Trisko@ruffstartrescue.org

4:00p
Truhaven Ranch, Inc.
Donkeys, Mules and Minis, Oh My!
Come see our Open Barn and meet the mules, donkeys, and minis at the ranch.
23677 Cable Ave
Winsted, MN 55395
Contact: phillips1020@yahoo.com

4:00p-6:00p
YWCA Minneapolis
Give to the Max Happy Hour with GenYWCA
Join GenYWCA to celebrate giving to your max! $10 suggested donation at the door. Door prizes, food, and drinks available! Read More.
The Butcher Block Restaurant
308 E Hennepin
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Contact: msalisbury@ywcampls.org

4:00p-11:00p
Hopewell Music Cooperative North
#JoketotheMax Happy Hour for Hopewell Music!
Grab a friend, get a drink, and support Music Education in North Minneapolis! We will have a donation station set up so we can be social and charitable! Food available for purchase from The Curious Goat Food Truck by Chef Ian Gray.
Sociable Cider Works
1500 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: brianna@hopewellmusic.com

4:30p
Depart Smart
Gratitude Reception
Enjoy beer, wine tasting, appetizers, and prizes for Depart Smart's donors and supporters on Give to the Max Day!
5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact: julie@departsmart.org

4:30p
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Giving Day on the Bay
Join Interfaith Outreach as we celebrate the biggest giving day of the year! Enjoy craft brews, live music, prize drawings and games, and your chance to give! $2 from every brew is donated to the Sleep Out.
Wayzata Brew Works
294 Grove Ln E
Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact: jkohler@iocp.org

4:30p-7:30p
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter
LLS Give to the Max Day Party hosted by Twin Cities Thursday Happy Hours
We'll be marking Minnesota's biggest giving day with our 3rd Annual Happy Hour celebration to encourage the public to donate to LLS and other favorite charities at Coup d'etat Bar & Restaurant. Event includes private balcony use, complimentary appetizers, Happy Hour drink specials from 4-7pm, and opportunities to win great prizes! For every $10 donated, receive one entry to win the prize of your choice.
Coup d'etat
2923 Girard Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: shannon.blake@lls.org

5:00p
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Happy Art Hour
Join us for a Happy Art Hour! Have a few drinks, participate in art, laugh with No Lines Improv Troupe, and be serenaded by the vocals of Debbii Dawson.
15 Franklin Street SW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Contact: info@hutchinsonarts.org

5:00p
Young Professionals of Minneapolis
YPM's November Happy Hour: Give to the Max Day
Join us for drinks, complimentary appetizers, games, and raffle prizes. Bring along your friends, coworkers, family, or neighbors to this night of FUNdraising! Suggested $5 donation at the door.
Morrissey's Pub
913 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: president@ypminneapolis.org

5:00p-7:00p
Prairie's Edge Humane Society
"Spay-Ghetti" Dinner
Tickets are available at the door. $8 for adults and $5 for children under six. We will have laptops available to make a Give to the Max Day donation as well!
Northfield Eagles Club
304 S Water St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Contact: sandy@prairiesedgehs.org

5:00p-7:00p
Witness for Peace-Midwest
Annual Gathering
We'll share exciting updates about our regional and international work, while building community and fundraising for our work in 2017! Delicious Indian food from Gandhi Mahal, along with wine and beer, will be available, and there will be opportunities to bid on art and gifts from Witness for Peace partners in Latin America! Read More
Gandhi Mahal
3009 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact: elise@witnessforpeace.org

5:00p-9:00p
Ann Bancroft Foundation
Give to the Max Day Guest Barretender
Guest bartenders, Lee Hersh and Spencer Johnson, will pour specialty cocktails all night with 15% of all drink sales benefitting ABF! We'll have complimentary appetizers and raffle prizes for guests to enjoy.
Barre Minnesota
528 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: mallorym@annbancroftfoundation.org

5:30p
Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative
Tellabration
Tellebration is an opportunity for families to get out and enjoy a light dinner, hear storytellers share tales, and see the World Beat Drummers perform.
Myers-Wilkins Elementary
1027 N 8th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805
Contact: jenjubes.314@gmail.com

5:30p-8:30p
The Indika Alliance
Open House Celebration
Experience the tastes, crafts, and music of India as you mingle with friends and globally minded members of our community. 20% of the night's proceeds will go directly towards Indikia Alliance's mission. RSVP to khazana@khazana.com
Khazana Gallery
2225 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Contact: info@indikaalliance.org

6:00p
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Community Spirits with Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts for a special Give to the Max Day happy hour at Wander North Distillery! Enjoy food from the Fabled Rooster food truck, try your hand at "jeffing", a printerly pastime, and from 6-9p $1 from every cocktail benefits MCBA.
Wander North Distillery
771 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: akaler@mnbookarts.org

6:00p
Minnesota Trout Unlimited
Trout on Tap
Trout on Tap celebrates Give to the Max Day. Join a casual gathering with a beverage and trout tales.
Sociable Cider Werks
1500 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact: jlenczewski@comcast.net

6:00p-8:00p
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
The Solar System: A Celebration of Innovation
Bring your kids for a short solar class run by Keith Dent of Just B Solar. Adults, enjoy short "lightning talks" from different solar innovators and browse a plethora of options about how you can engage in the "Just Solar" revolution. Please RSVP here
All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
3044 Longfellow Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact: clairebaglien@mnipl.org

7:00p
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOHLF)
ABOHLF / Minnesota Wild Game
We will be present and honored at the Wild game on November 17 as the Minnesota Wild Charity of the Month during Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will support our mission to beat lung cancer. Visit abreathofhope.org/wild to set up a user account and enter promo code: BREATH. Read More
Xcel Energy Center
199 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: molly@abreathofhope.org

7:30p
Patrick's Cabaret
Raw Material: the Calof Development Series
Raw Material invites three performance artists of any genre to share work in progress and get feedback from the audience. Featuring storyteller Loren Niemi, dancer Alys Ayumi Ogura, and poet Laura Cannatta.
Fox Egg Gallery
3730 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact: scott@patrickscabaret.org

8:00p
Fearless Comedy Productions
Funny Money!
Fearless Comedy presents an evening of comedy to raise money for our company and the Historic Mounds Theater! Come enjoy some entertainment produced by Fearless members and supporters. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 but no one will be turned away!
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN 55106
Contact: jim@fearlesscomedyproductions.com

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