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15 05, 2020

A Message Regarding the Neighbors’ Clothes Closet Thrift Store

2020-05-15T13:34:17-05:00May 15th, 2020|Clothes Closet, Communities, Donate, Donors, Fashion, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

A Message from Neighbors’ President and CEO Regarding the Neighbors’ Clothes Closet Thrift Store: On May 13, Governor Walz announced that retail stores can reopen on May 18 provided a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is in place.  I am grateful for the Governor’s guidance on how we are able to open the Clothes Closet Thrift Store [...]

30 03, 2020

Still Open and Serving our Neighbors in Need

2020-03-30T14:41:36-05:00March 30th, 2020|Communities, Donate, Donors, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Dear Friends of Neighbors, In 1972, six churches came together to confront a community crisis and formed Neighbors, Inc. We have been serving our community ever since. Today, the crisis is different but Neighbors is still here to help. COVID-19 has caused us to temporarily modify our operations. We have had to adjust due to [...]

13 10, 2016

Neighbors, Inc. Executive Director Announces Retirement

2016-10-13T14:21:50-05:00October 13th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

John Kemp, executive director of Neighbors, Inc., has informed the Board of Directors of his plan to retire. His last day with the organization will be April 15, 2017. “Making the decision to retire was one of the more difficult decisions in my life and, once it was made, it was even more difficult to [...]

31 08, 2016

Volunteer drivers needed

2016-08-31T09:28:44-05:00August 31st, 2016|Communities, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Many residents in our community don't have reliable transportation. To help them get to medical appointments, Neighbors provides the Dial-A-Ride program. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide rides to and from the appointment, and in turn receive: Flexibility -- drivers provide rides when their schedules allow Fair mileage reimbursement Opportunities to connect with [...]

19 02, 2016

Minnesota FoodShare month: why March matters

2016-02-19T11:40:51-06:00February 19th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

For many years, March in Minnesota has been designated as Minnesota FoodShare month. It is a time when nearly every food shelf in the state makes an all-out effort to raise as much food and money as possible in what turns out to be a rather heated competition among food shelves. We at Neighbors make [...]

5 11, 2014

Reflections on the Negative Campaigning

2014-11-04T16:00:21-06:00November 5th, 2014|From Our CEO|

By the time you read this, election 2014 will be in our rear view mirrors, so nobody can accuse me of using this as a tool for trying to influence the election. I try to remain apolitical. In my role as the ED of a non-profit social service agency I don’t publicly support any candidate [...]

4 11, 2014

What Do Americans Know About Hunger?

2014-11-04T16:09:07-06:00November 4th, 2014|Food Shelf, From Our CEO, News|

I saw a report recently about a research project that had been conducted by an organization called Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The research undertook to find out what Americans know about the issue of hunger in our country, and how Americans think the problem should be dealt with. FRAC is the lead advocacy [...]