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 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
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.
ADOPT A FAMILY / ADOPT A SENIOR
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
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
Teen girl sizes 0-7
Women’s petite sizes XS-M
CASH OR CHECK
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,
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.
To receive an application you must bring with you:
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
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 orbuy 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!
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.