Today’s a Special Day for Allowance Day: Give to the Max Day

November 9th, 2011

If you’re like most parents, you may dole out your child’s allowance over the weekend. But if you include a charitable giving component in your child’s allowance, you may want to make an exception today. Take Junior aside after school and show him or her the Give to the Max Day website. As  kids say, it’s totally awesome.

Give To The Max Day - Greater Washington Fundraising

Today, more than 1,000 non-profits are participating in a challenge to encourage the DC community to …well, give to the max. In addition to the funds raised from the event, the organizers are offering an additional $125,000 in cash awards, including up to $25,000 for nonprofits with the most individual donors and the most money donated. The individuals who bring the most donors on behalf of their cause can add an extra $10,000 to their donation.  There’s not a better day to make a charitable contribution, particularly if you live in Washington, DC, Virginia, or Maryland.

Not only will your kids’ “charity dollars” go further today than on most days, but the entire giving experience is a lesson in beautiful, intuitive web design and the power of community-based social media.

And you know what else? I have a feeling you’ll end up having one of those particularly awesome parent-child chats. So go ahead, check it out – Give2theMax. Registration takes just a minute — and you guessed it, even that is super cool as you get to create your own page. Check mine out.

Did you participate in Give To The Max Day with your kids? OK, my son is off playing and then to homework….but before bedtime, as a “special treat,” we’re giving to the max! :)

— Lynn



3 Responses to “Today’s a Special Day for Allowance Day: Give to the Max Day”

  1. sher on November 9, 2011 4:12 pm

    awesome, LA. i will attempt to corral my kids before bedtime — they, too, set aside some allowance each year for donations, but this seems like a particularly auspicious day to… give to the max :-) thanks for sharing!

  2. Lynn on November 9, 2011 4:21 pm

    Awesome, sher, your comment made putting this post up completely worthwhile!!!

  3. Molly on November 10, 2011 6:46 pm

    What a great idea! I grew up in the DC area and an old friend of mine mentioned something on facebook that must have been about this, but I was speed reading. More reasons to slow down! I hope they make Give to the Max an annual thing, and I hope it spread to more cities. Any idea who “the organizers” are? I wonder how they got their hands on so much cash to give as prizes.


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