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mayday-ceremony-2012-wurdock-6On the first Sunday of May we take to the streets with giant puppets, floats and bands to bring forth a message of renewal, and courage.

Each year, we gather people from around the neighborhood and from across the country to work collaboratively on this creative endeavor. Together we take the castoffs of the world – old newspapers, left over paint, scraps of wood and cloth – to create an event of beauty and inspiration. From the first brainstorming session in February, to the public parade workshops in April, all the way through the clean up in May, the community plays a key role.

Another key role can be yours: ensuring that MayDay has the resources it needs for next year. About $60,000 of the cost for this one-of-a-kind community art project is covered by grants and earned income. For the remaining $80,000 we turn to YOU and ask for your support – without which MayDay is not possible.

Every donation matters. Whether it is $5 or $5,000, your gift brings us closer to the goal of bringing this year’s MayDay to life. Thank you! We are so very grateful for your support.

We’d also like to take the opportunity to thank the following organizations for their support of this theater and the Parade: the Bush Foundation, General Mills Foundation, the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Seward Co-op, and Target Foundation.