Region-wide “Grateful Giving” Activity Kicks Off November 1

    October 28th, 2019

    Families, businesses invited to participate

    MANKATO—What are you grateful for?

    United Way’s “Greater Mankato Grateful Giving” activity kicks off November 1 as a way for community members to be mindful of what they have and give back to local organizations fighting hunger and homelessness.

    Each day in November, community members are encouraged to make a small donation for things they may take for granted (e.g., “Deposit $0.50 if you know where your next meal is coming from.”) At the end of the month, participants donate the money to a local organization of their choice. A list of suggested organizations is included with the calendar.

    Participants can download the calendar on the Greater Mankato Area United Way website or follow the Greater Mankato Grateful Giving Facebook page for the daily activity and information on regional poverty.

    “Many people in our region lack basic necessities, such as food or housing, due to a variety of circumstances,” said Greater Mankato Area United Way CEO Barb Kaus, adding that many of those affected are children.

    “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,” Kaus said.

    Families and businesses are encouraged to participate together.

    Grateful Giving is supported by regional homeless response teams.