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Neighbors Upcoming Events


Walk To End Hunger

Support Neighbors, Inc., by joining us at the Walk To End Hunger this Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. Ask your friends and family to sponsor your Walk To End Hunger and the proceeds you generate will help us stock our food shelves. Make sure you choose neighbors as you organization when you sign up at the Walk To End Hunger website. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.



Love Your Neighbor
Neighbors, Inc. Holiday Program - 2013

Love Your Neighbor supplements the resources of families whose holiday might otherwise be meager and serve as a clearinghouse, bringing together the generosity of the community and directing it in an orderly way to assist area families. Love Your Neighbor is made possible by community support and thousands of volunteer hours. Activity in the program starts in early November. The Neighbors’ holiday program responds to the needs of the season with the ingredients of a holiday meal, as well as new toys and clothing for children. Our Love Your Neighbor holiday program is a unique opportunity to share in a meaningful way. As a community-based program all gifts remain in the community to brighten the holiday of our neighbors.


Many Meaningful Ways To Participate:

Needs include traditional holiday items like canned fruits, pumpkin mix, pie crust mix, and
stuffing mix as well as familiar staples: canned vegetables, boxed or instant potatoes, baking
ingredients, and paper products. All food baskets will include a turkey or a certificate for their holiday meal.


Certificates from area food stores permit recipients to select their meat or other perishables.

You are assigned a specific family for which you will shop, and will be given each person’s first name, age, gender, size and most needed clothing items, colors they like and games or toys they are excited about. We provide the number of family members for those who wish to include a holiday meal. Even though you will not actually meet the family involved, many have found this to be a particularly personal and meaningful way of sharing Christmas.

New clothing items are needed:

Socks - Underwear -boxers
~~~ Infant to adult sizes ~~~

Common requests for toys are:

  • Lego's- both boys and girls

  • Art supplies for older kids

  • Action figures

  • ITunes cards

  • Movie passes

  • Craft kits

  • Remote control cars/planes

  • Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs

  • Earrings

  • Science kits

  • Anything princess and Dora

  • Elmo toys

  • Learning toys


Gifts for teens include:
Hair supplies, billfold, cosmetics, bath/body products, grooming items, gift certificates, basketball, soccer and football. Gifts certificates for teens.


  • Mittens/Gloves: All sizes from toddler to adult

  • Hats: Infant, Toddler for boys and girls, Kids ages 4-8 especially girls

  • Scarves: Infant, Toddler, Kids ages 4-8 especially boys

  • Pajamas: Girls sizes 8-16, Jr. and Adult sizes for girls

  • Underwear: 2T-4T girls and boys, boys sizes 6-16, men's S and M, girls 14-16, women's sizes 5 & 6

  • Socks: Infant, Toddler, Boys size L, adult men and women, men's XL

  • Clothing: Boys and girls sizes 5T,6,8,10

  • Teen girl sizes 0-7

  • Women’s petite sizes XS-M

Money designated for Christmas toys, for Christmas clothing or food for Christmas is used to purchase those items.

A considerable number of volunteer hours are needed.If you can spare a few pre-holiday hours for a very rewarding program, please call.

Or call us at 651-455-1508...

Applications for Assistance

Applications for assistance will begin Monday, October 28. The last day to apply is Thursday, December 12. Apply in person at the Neighbors office. To qualify you must live in Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St Paul, Sunfish Lake or West St Paul. Hours for applications are from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 – 4:00 p.m. NO sign-up on Friday, November 29 or December 6.

Si Ud y su familia necesita ayuda para la Navidad... (see this article in Spanish)

To receive an application you must bring with you:

  • Picture identification

  • A current utility bill, such as Xcel, Qwest, Comcast for November or December, The name on bill must match picture identification

  • If you have children school age or younger, you will need to bring with a birth certificate for child, or proof of child from Dakota County or a letter from the school they attend showing child’s name and your name.

To learn more, call the Information Hotline 651-272-1101 (for Spanish call 651-272-1100).






It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life, St. Paul Performance 2013


Join Neighbors, Inc. for an annual tradition, the Saint Paul Hotel's production of It's A Wonderful Life, based on the classic movie of the same name, considered one of the most inspirational and best loved stories. The production boasts Twin Cities' favorites Jim Cunningham and Phil Callen.

George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, who shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.

All proceeds go to support the work of Neighbors, Inc., non-profit social services. Thanks to the incredible generosity of The Saint Paul Hotel, Phil Callen, Jim Cunningham and the rest of the cast and crew for sponsoring this event! Please call Neighbors for bulk ticket purchases at 651-455-1508 or buy tickets here at EventBrite.com.







It's A Wonderful Life!

It’s A Wonderful Life from Dec 13: raising over $4,300 dollars for Neighbors!










Neighbors Skydive for Hunger

"Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane" can be a reasonable choice, at least when it comes to raising money for charity. On July 30th, dozens of Neighbors supporters skydived from SkyDive Twin Cities in Baldwin, Wisconsin. In order to take part in the Skydive For Hunger, most adults had to raise more than $700 for the charity, and college students had to garner at least $300 apiece.

Daniel Zhu, Communications and Events Manager for Neighbors, said the event was a big success, and Neighbors took in over $18,000. "The response was really good and we're thinking of doing it again next year," Zhu said.

All of the money raised went toward helping Neighbors, a non-profit social service agency in northern Dakota County.




Contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Neighbors, Inc.

222 Grand Avenue West

South Saint Paul, MN 55075

Phone: 651-455-1508

Fax: 651-455-1319



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