CEAP Launches “Give to the Max” Early
Give to the Max Day might officially be Nov. 14, but Brooklyn Center nonprofit CEAP is launching the giving campaign early. Any donations will be matched with a grant from Hy-Vee Brooklyn Park.
“We are trying to raise $25, 000 to help with our investment campaign for our second location that we are opening in spring 2020,” said Kalleah Kennedy, CEAP’s director of advancement.
CEAP launched their fundraising drive on Nov. 1, and have raised more than $14,000 so far. They hope to use funds to expand their food shelf to a Winnetka Avenue location in Brooklyn Park.
Nonprofits like CEAP see the need for donations go up as December nears. Heating costs go up and families also see expenses rise for the holiday season.
“Giving is crucial this time of year because it’s the time of our greatest need,” explains Kennedy. “So a lot of families in any community have to worry about feeding their families, Christmas gifts, celebrating holidays, traveling and it’s getting colder. So not only coats and jackets, but our heat bills are rising.”
For Give to the Max Day on November 14, people can donate to their favorite charity or nonprofit and have the possibility of their donation being matched or winning extra money. For Give to the Max Day in 2018, donors gave $21 million to more than five thousand nonprofits.
To learn more about Give to the Max Day, click here.