From May 1st to May 8th there will be a fundraiser called #GiveAtHomeMN. The virtual event is being organized by GiveMN, the same nonprofit that hosts the annual Give to the Max Day, which raised $21,668,705 last year.

According to GiveMN,

This one-time event in May is in response to the needs of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Minnesota that are financially impacted by the virus pandemic.

Brian Hale, the Marketing & Development Director at Bear Creek Services, passed the info on. They are one of the many nonprofits participating in #GiveAtHomeMN. Executive Director Linda Driessen says...

Bear Creek Services hopes to raise funds for individuals supported in our programs who have developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury. Like many other nonprofit organizations, our program-generated revenues have declined because of the virus pandemic.

Dancing at the Bear Creek Services Walk N'Roll 2019        Photo: James Rabe

To take part on GiveMN.org, simply click HERE and search for the causes that mean the most to you and give as you are able. If you'd like to create a fundraising page to really get the word out, they have all the info and help you'll need.

There are a bunch of non-profits right here in Rochester to help...and with a quick search by town name, you can find many more.

If you can't help financially, take a look at the organizations around you. You may discover one you would love to help as a volunteer. There's something for everyone, from arts programs for kids dealing with cancer to organizations dedicated to the LGBTQ community.

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