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Productive Alternatives benefits on Give to the Max Day, November 14

Charities and schools will again rally the state’s collective philanthropic spirit on Thursday, November 14 for the fifth annual Give to the Max Day 2013 through

With an emphasis on mobile giving and a new incentive structure, organizers are helping donors make their contributions go farther during the 24-hour giving marathon.

In 2012, Give to the Max Day inspired more than 53,000 donors from Minnesota and beyond to give $16.3 million, shattering previous event records.

Donations last year reached nearly 4,400 organizations across the state, including K-12 public schools, a first-time category in Give to the Max Day history. GiveMN has raised more than $75 million since it began four years ago.

“Give to the Max Day has truly become a tradition for many people across the state and an invaluable resource for thousands of organizations,” said Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN.

Productive Alternatives is one of the many non-profits that benefit from Minnesota’s donating spirit. Its main office/facility is located in Fergus Falls, with branches in Alexandria, Brainerd, Little Falls, Moorhead, Parkers Prairie and Perham.

It serves more than 1,000 individuals each day with programs such as day training and habilitation, employment services and contracted labor, detoxification, crisis stabilization, northern connections and transportation services.

For more information, visit or the Facebook page-Productive Alternatives Development Fund and Public Appeal.