November 13th is Give to the Max Day, are you ready?

Mussel Field Day

Give to the Max Day is a one-day online giving blitz that raises over 17 million dollars from 52,000 donors for non-profits in Minnesota.  Many people don’t know it but Minnesota has the largest number of non-profits within our boarders per capita than any other state in the country.  This collective day of action is responsible for a large percentage of individual giving.

CURE participates in Give to the Max Day to create awareness of our programs and to provide another opportunity for our members to engage in fundraising for CURE. As a non-profit organization, CURE depends on member donations and grant writing to fund our programs. This year our focus is on our Events & Adventures program and raising funds to provide more opportunities to learn about the impact of climate, clean and renewable energy and ways to continue improving water quality in the Minnesota River Basin.

 $15,000 Goal

With a goal of raising $15,000 for our Events and Adventures program, we will dedicate half of the money raised to work towards upgrading and replacing our canoe and kayak fleet with the rest of the money focused on programming around “Our Most Important Work.”  We will continue with the tradition of putting your hard-earned dollars to good use. We are busy scheduling activities that provide hands-on experiences with bugs, plants, dirt, mussels & fish as well as adventures on the rivers, hiking trails, and prairies in State Parks and Scientific Natural Area (SNA) trails.  It will be programming that introduces the Next Generation to conservation and outdoor experiences in the Minnesota River Basin.

Schedule your Give to the Max Day donation in advance

New with Give to the Max Day is the opportunity to schedule in advance your donation for the big day.  Beginning on November 1st, you can visit GiveMN.org and schedule your gift to CURE.

One might ask “Why is scheduling my gift important?”  There are a variety of reasons that make scheduling your gift the smart and easy way to support CURE during this fundraising event.

  • First of all, it is the convenience of getting it done.
  • Secondly, Give to the Max Day is a 24-hour period of fundraising that gives hourly prizes and awards out to charities based on random selections of donations as well as meeting overall organization fundraising goals.  For example, I might choose to schedule my gift at 3:15am because I really don’t want to be awake at that time of the morning but I can help CURE with around the clock donations by doing so. 
  • Lastly, I can cross it off my list of “things to do” and know that I have done my part to support the great work that CURE is doing in the Minnesota River Basin.

Become a Sustained Giver

As always with this giving event, you have the opportunity to become a Sustained Giver.  By becoming a Sustained Giver, you may schedule ongoing payments of as little as $10 a month.  While a one-time donation of $120 might stress a monthly budget, $10 per month is generally manageable and allows you to make a greater impact on the work CURE is doing.

As a special thank you, for gifts of $150 or more you may receive a gift card for a Minnesota State Park Pass.

Not an “on-line” giver?

If you are not an “on-line” giver but you want to donate to this important work, feel free to call the office and we can help process your donation and make it count towards the goal of $15,000.

Help Make a Difference

One last thing you can do to help make a difference is whether you give or not, go to CURE’s GiveMN.org page and share it. Tell your network of friends, family and co-workers about “Our Most Important Work” at CURE and encourage them to give.

Protecting the Minnesota River Basin is important work and CURE could not do the great programs we do or reach the people we reach without your support.  We appreciate your trust and your support in this work.