More than $18 million was donated by Minnesotans to charities and nonprofits for Give to the Max Day, falling just short of the all-time record.
GiveMN puts the final total for its 7th annual daylong giving campaign at $18.063 million, which was donated by charitable Minnesotans to various schools, charities and other organizations listed on its website on Thursday.
It was just shy of the record $18.3 million donated in 2014, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
As of 11 p.m. on Thursday, the organization’s website showed that Cretin-Derham Hall had raised the most money at $505,511.
However the Star Tribune reports that Interfaith Outreach was on track to raise $700,000, which didn't show up on the GiveMN website because much was being raised offline and during the course of the week.
The organization has been sponsoring a happy hour, music and events to raise awareness about poverty at Lunds & Byerlys stores this week.
Elsewhere, the newspaper notes the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone attracted a hefty number of donations from almost 600 people by Thursday evening.