"Give to the Max Day" is history now. By all accounts Minnesotans contributed record $$ to a record number of worthy causes. The generosity was unparallelled.
A deserving and popular destination for more than a half-million dollars in donations was Inter Faith Outreach and Community Partners.
This Plymouth-based organization been going strong for well over a quarter-century, serving multiple needs of a still-growing client base.
IOCP Executive Director LaDonna Hoy is legendary. Her quiet, confident, positive leadership of IOCP continues to set the bar for "service." But all work and no play is not LaDonna's style. And so IOCP hosted a thanks-for-your-contribution party once the giving was done.
Venue was the new "Kitchen" of Lunds + Byerly's in Wayzata. Music was playing, speeches being given. Toasts and tears of gratitude abounded. Thin-crust pizza . Friends reconnecting. All there at the Kitchen, and then some. What a show; the only requirement for attendance was a gift to the most deserving organization one can imagine.