First of all, let me clarify:
I have a warped sense of humor, and sometimes it leads me astray. Or perhaps it leads others astray. In any case, for those of you alarmed by my last post: No, I do not think that a nurse spit anything into my gaping chest. I was being facetious, as I often do in times of stress and/or fear, in order to distract myself from my internal urge to panic and fret. I apologize if my attempts to amuse actually caused distress... that was certainly not my intention.
That being done and over with, let's get on to the next announcement:
If you live in Minnesota, you have a wonderful opportunity coming up this week. On Nov. 17th, from 8am until the following 8am, you can give a donation - it doesn't have to be big, any donation will do - to the charity or organization of your choice, and if you make that donation through Give MN, they will make a matching donation of 50 cents on the dollar.
So if you were to give $10 to, oh, let's say Pathways or Gilda's Club or Vail Place or the Weaver's Guild of MN (just, you know, choosing at random, *koff*), if you made the donation through Give MN, it would be worth $15. Great deal!
Here's what you do:
1. Go to www.GiveMN.org.
2. In the box that says "Donate," type in the org of your choice next to "Find a nonprofit."
3. Click on the link for your org when it comes up.
4. Enter your donation amount, click on Donate, then complete the form.
Give MN has a $500,000 matching fund available. I imagine your favorite nonprofit could use a little bit of funding at the moment - it's been a bad year for them, too. So scrape just a little bit together on the 17th and give. Starting a bit early in this Giving Season will go a lot further this Tuesday, and we're all for stretching our dollars this year!!