You can donate online on Thursday, Give to the Max Day 2012, to Minnesota charitable organizations and efforts, including these that are based in or somehow involve Fridley.
Who are you giving to today? Leave a comment below.
You can give to organizations and causes with a connection to Fridley by searching GiveMN's Give to the Max 2012 website for the term "Fridley" or Zip Codes 55432 and 55421. Others may serve Fridley as part of county-wide, metro-wide or even statewide efforts; search for them by name or with a keyword related to what they do.
Update (10:20 a.m.): From a GiveMN spokesperson:
Thanks to the generosity of Minnesotans the GiveMN website is moving slowly this morning due to volume.
We are working hard to get the system back to a pace which can keep up with the tremendous outpouring of donations. We currently are seeing improvement within the system.
We appreciate the patience of donors who are doing so much to benefit nonprofits and schools today and encourage them to try to make a donation again if they had difficulties.
By 10 a.m. Give to the Max Day has received $3.9 million in donations.
Here are at least some of the organizations and causes at GiveMN.org with a direct Fridley connection of one kind or another:
SPRING PROJECT (AT SPRINGBROOK NATURE CENTER)
ART AT RICE CREEK (BANFILL-LOCKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
GALLER EXHIBITIONS (BANFILL-LOCKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
BANFILL-LOCKE READING SERIES (BANFILL-LOCKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
INVEST IN YOUR MUSLIM YOUTH (AL AMAL SCHOOL)
SUPPORT A STUDENT AT CCHS (CALVIN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL)
2012 ROOF RAISER (LEE CARLSON CENTER)
EMPTY BOWLS (SACA)
GHM OVERSEAS SHIPPING PROGRAM (GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES)
AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAM AT GALLO (GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES)