Minden Shows Just How Big Our Hearts are for Kids in Louisiana
Once again, folks in Minden, Louisiana, have knocked it out of the park raising a record amount of money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
What makes the Minden St. Jude Auction so special?
Every year Minden residents come together as a community to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through an auction, raffles, a chili cook-off, a cornhole tournament, races, and more. It's a full four days of fellowship, food trucks, and fun activities. And even despite the craziness we've found ourselves living in with pandemics and the like, the 2022 Minden auction raised $2,415,317 for the kids at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Granted, a huge last-minute donation put them over the top, but not to be outdone in 2023, the town of Minden rallied and raised a TON of money for the fight against cancer.
That's right, in just four days, Minden raised a whopping $2,030,013! Congratulations once again to the town of Minden and all involved in this incredible event.
How big is the Minden St. Jude Auction?
The Minden St Jude Auction began four decades ago and has raised over $20 million... that's one of the biggest fundraisers per capita for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital versus other cities in the United States.
If you missed out on the auction, don't worry, you can still give. Visit the Minden St. Jude website to donate and find out how you can get involved in next year's event.