Give to the Max Day (#GTMD17) is an annual Minnesota giving tradition that raises millions of dollars for organizations across Minnesota committed to helping make our state a better place.
With your donation, MDI is able to offer on-site support services to help people with disabilities succeed, recognizing their ability, and aligning the right type of job and accommodations to help them maximize their effectiveness. And, thanks to a generous family; they will match donations on #GTMD17 up to $3,000!
With your support, hundreds of people with disabilities like Kristie are given the chance to succeed - and to love their life. Donate today.
Meet Kristie Armbruster
In August of 1988 she lost her job. She was given 2 weeks to find another job or she would be evicted from the home she was living in.
She knew being a person with a disability it would be difficult to find another job. The next day she came to MDI and applied. Shortly thereafter she was hired. Kristie has now been at MDI for nearly 28 years.
When asked what she loves about working at MDI, she says that it gives her a safe, positive environment. She loves being treated like a real person. She also appreciates all the different types of tasks she gets to do on a daily basis.
Kristie doesn't have a college degree, or specialized training for anything else. Finding another job would be terribly difficult for her. Kristie does have tremendous skills though, and they are used every day here at MDI.
Donate today and help make an impact in your community. A 2016 Wilder Research study found each $1 donated to MDI produces a social return on investment (SROI) of $4.87.