Give to the Max Day (GTMD) is Minnesota’s giving holiday. The 24-hour online give-a-thon supports Minnesota nonprofits and schools, including Ruff Start Rescue, on November 18 this year.

The animals at Ruff Start need our community of supporters (hint: that’s you!) to help us reach our $100,000 GTMD goal! We know what you’re thinking, that is a big number. Would you believe that $100,000 is only 15% of our veterinary budget for the year? Since we are on track to save more than 3,300 animals this year, our animal care expenses are expected to exceed $700,000 by the end of 2021.

As you can see, Give to the Max Day is HUGE for Ruff Start and you don’t have to wait until November 18 to make your gift! Early giving starts now and all gifts made from today through Give to the Max Day on November 18 will be counted toward our goal!

In the days and weeks ahead, we will be sharing how contributions from generous animal lovers like you make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals each year. The stories and photos you’ll see are a direct result of your support.

So, from the entire Ruff Start Rescue team, THANK YOU for being part of these efforts. We truly couldn’t save them without you!

Did you know that you can make your own fundraiser for Give to the Max Day?

Make your own Give to the Max Day Fundraiser and encourage friends and family to support Ruff Start! Supporters feel good, you can win an exclusive RSR t-shirt, and animals are saved. It’s a win-win-win!

There are two ways to create a fundraiser:

1) Facebook – Step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Facebook fundraiser are listed on our GTMD resources page.

2) Online donation site – Visit our online donation site and follow the steps.
RSR's exclusive GTMD t-shirt

RSR’s exclusive GTMD t-shirt.

Ruff Start Rescue