Minnesotans are a generous state. Thursday's Give to the Max Day netted nonprofits around the state a cool $16 million in donations, and that's on top of the regular fundraising each organization does on the other 364 days of the year.
Lynnhurst synagogue Shir Tikvah seems to be a leading recipient of that generosity—as of Saturday evening, they had raised over $125,000 from Give.MN's campaign. That number puts them at the head of the pack of "Medium Nonprofits" raising money through Give to the Max Day.
If an online festival of kindness and generosity can be said to be a competition, Shir Tikvah can be said to have "won" an extra $12,500 grant from Give.MN by staying at the top of that leaderboard. Their nearest peer in the "Medium" category, The Wildcat Sanctuary of Sandstone, MN, pulled in just $74,121.
More striking than comparative dollar amounts, though, are the compliments left on Shir Tikvah's Give.MN page: individual donors repeatedly testify to the positive impact the synagogue, its rabbis, and the congregation have had on their lives. Some point to support after losing a loved one. Others extoll life-long learning opportunities. Still others speak of souls nourished and spirits lifted.