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Rochester nonprofits wins big in “Give to the Max Day”

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 10:24 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Project Legacy, a Rochester-based nonprofit, won big in GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day 2021.

Project Legacy serves and supports young people of color who are motivated and willing to transform their lives and legacies. Thursday, GiveMN hosted its 13th “Day of Giving.” Throughout the day, it randomly drew from a $100,000 prize pool to Minnesota nonprofits and schools, but only one organization was chosen for the $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket.

Karen Edmons, Project Legacy co-founder and executive director, says the funds will help with what has already been a very difficult financial year.

“Having a $10,000 gift like this has been a real blessing,” Edmons said. “We get a lot in grants, but again, this year because of COVID, and just because of the economy, a lot of those grants were held back. So, we were impacted that way as well. It’s been a hard year for us financially.”

Right now, there are about 75 individuals who are involved in the Project Legacy program.

In all, Give to the Max Day raised more than $34 million, which helped more than 6,400 Minnesota nonprofits and schools.

For more information on Project Legacy’s mission, click here.

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