Golden Valley’s Animal Humane Society Raises $138K on ‘Give to the Max Day’
Despite national trends that showed a decline in charitable giving, Minnesotans did their part on Give to the Max Day, generating more than $34.2 million.
“I’m very grateful and thankful to everyone who donated, whether it was $1 or $10 or $100,” said Brittany Baumann, a public relations strategist with the Animal Humane Society. “All of that matters to us and that’s what keeps us going because we are a local, nonprofit organization.”
The Animal Humane Society generated more than $138,000 on Give to the Max Day, making the Golden Valley nonprofit one of the top recipients in the state.
That money will help a variety of needs, including low-cost veterinary services for pet owners.
Baumann says they didn’t have a specific fundraising target, but stressed their appreciation of the generosity despite some of the larger economic challenges.
“We realize that this has been a tough year for a lot of people with inflation and just kind of the economy and what’s happening, so anytime anyone can give any amount, we’re thrilled,” Baumann said.
Minnesota’s top recipient on Give to the Max Day was Brooklyn Park’s Second Harvest Heartland, which received more than $656,000 in donations.