Give to the Max

Give to the Max! - Annually on the Third Thursday in November

Every year many cats and dogs are in need of a safe haven and loving homes. Some are sick, scared, and all are homeless. Ever since COVID, BENCHS has found our donation dollars have been down!  But we are certain we can still raise the money we need to continue our rescue efforts because of Give to the Max Day and YOU! Your donations go a long way in allowing us to save and care for thousands of deserving animals each year. BENCHS is able to provide such thorough care is directly due to the support we receive from you.

Each year, BENCHS takes in about 1,000 cats and dogs.  Strays. Surrenders. Transfers from the South. We have provided them a safe haven while waiting for their forever homes and provided veterinary care for every animal that was sick or injured.  All animals have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Each day every animal is exercised, fed and cared for. This is costly. We need your help to continue to save lives.

We are happy to announce that we raised over $58,000 in our Give to the Max fundraiser in 2022!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! You are all appreciated and all amazing!

Different ways to give!

Will you join other BENCHS supporters in this pledge?

One of the most successful pieces of our Give to the Max campaign is our Matching Donors. If you would like to donate $2,000 or more and become a Matching Donor, click to send us your information and we will contact you in October about your donation.

Plan your 2023 gift today!

MATCHING FUNDS ~ BENCHS will once again have generous donors who have offered to match dollars. So, if you feel moved to donate, your donation will be doubled – and we will save that many more lives

PRIZES FROM GIVEMN ~ Each time you make a gift during Give to the Max through the GiveMN website, you could help BENCHS win part of the $100,000+ Prize Pool! In fact, there are 145 chances to win during Give to the Max Day and Early Giving, beginning November 1! Each gift you give through the GiveMN website during Give to the Max enters you to win money for BENCHS! If GiveMN randomly draws your gift for BENCHS, we will receive an additional prize grant! All you have to do is make a gift (or lots of gifts!) and each gift will automatically entered into the prize drawings for each associated prize grant. This means your gift could be eligible for as many as three drawings!

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1250 North River Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

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