Grateful Giving Calendar Activity Kicks Off November 1

    October 19th, 2022

    Community members invited to participate

    MANKATO—Greater Mankato Grateful Giving kicks off November 1 as a way for community members to be mindful of what they have and give back to local organizations working to prevent hunger and homelessness.

    Greater Mankato Area United Way is hosting the activity in collaboration with organizations that participate in Regional Homeless Response Teams.

    Each day in November, community members are encouraged to make a small donation, such as “Deposit $0.50 if you have enough blankets to keep you warm at night.” At the end of the month, participants donate their collection to a local organization of their choice. A list of suggested area organizations is included with the calendar.

    Families and businesses are encouraged to participate together.

    Participants can view or download the calendar at

    “Grateful Giving is a simple but powerful way to recognize what we are fortunate to have and to help community members in need through regional organizations,” said United Way’s Community Impact Director Elizabeth Harstad.