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4 06, 2020

Neighbors Core Values: Respect, Generosity & Inclusion

2020-08-03T08:42:38-05:00June 4th, 2020|From Our CEO, News|

Statement from Neighbors CEO on the Death of George Floyd I have a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. on my computer desktop. It reads “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects [...]

3 06, 2020

Neighbors, Inc. 2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

2020-08-03T08:43:06-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Neighbors Staff, News, Volunteers|

Virtual Meeting June 8, 2020 5:00pm Please join us for the 2020 Annual Meeting for Neighbors, Inc. The meeting will be held virtually. Links below for both the meeting (via ZOOM) and the voting platform. Thank you. Click here to join the meeting. Click here to vote for or against the nominated Board of Director [...]

15 05, 2020

A Message Regarding the Neighbors’ Clothes Closet Thrift Store

2020-08-03T08:44:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Clothes Closet, Donating, Fashion, From Our CEO|

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

2020-08-03T08:46:29-05:00March 30th, 2020|Donors, From Our CEO, News, Programs, Volunteers|

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 [...]

24 02, 2020

Giving With Heart

2020-08-03T08:50:58-05:00February 24th, 2020|Donating, Neighbors Staff, Volunteers|

An interview with Gloria Contreras Edin, Chair of the Neighbors Board of Directors. How did you become involved with Neighbors? In 2016, I was invited to be on the board of directors by a friend from Rotary. When asked, I immediately jumped at the invitation, as I considered it an honor to be able to [...]

13 04, 2017

Meet Charlie!

2017-05-11T10:59:07-05:00April 13th, 2017|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Video, West Saint Paul|

Want to learn more about Charlie Thompson, Neighbors' new president and CEO? Check out this story by Town Square Television!

21 02, 2017

Neighbors announces new executive director

2017-02-21T10:21:29-06:00February 21st, 2017|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce that Charles D. Thompson will be the organization’s next executive director. Charlie will join Neighbors in March, working with current executive director John Kemp until his retirement on April 15. “We are thrilled that Charlie will be joining Neighbors as its new executive director,” says Brian Counihan, chair of [...]

13 10, 2016

Neighbors, Inc. Executive Director Announces Retirement

2016-10-13T14:21:50-05:00October 13th, 2016|Communities, Donating, Donors, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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 [...]

8 09, 2016

Name the Shelf!

2016-09-22T08:25:54-05:00September 8th, 2016|Communities, Donating, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

What do you see when you look at this picture? Sure, it’s a shelf with produce, but it goes beyond that. Donated by one of our volunteers, it’s also a favorite stop during each shopping visit. Some days – particularly at this time of year – it may be stocked with fresh from the garden [...]

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, Volunteering, 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 05, 2016

Announcing ‘Delbert 2016’

2016-05-20T16:17:16-05:00May 19th, 2016|Clothes Closet, Come As You Are (CAYA), Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, Resources for Low Income, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

It is with great excitement that I – Delbert the Duck – announce my campaign to bring awareness about some important issues facing our community! For those who don’t know me, I represent Neighbors, Inc., a local non-profit that provides emergency assistance programs to low-income members of northern Dakota County. This includes providing people with [...]

19 02, 2016

Minnesota FoodShare month: why March matters

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

7 10, 2014

History – Neighbors Moved 3 Years Ago Today

2014-10-10T12:34:51-05:00October 7th, 2014|Neighbors Staff|

Neighbors finished moving into 222 Grand Ave W on this day just three years ago. Thank you so much to all of those who helped make the move a success. Neighbors now has a larger home and is able to deliver considerably more services to our community.   This photo was taken after the staff [...]

2 09, 2014

Choose Your Favorite Decorated Duck!

2014-09-03T22:01:09-05:00September 2nd, 2014|Entertainment, Events, Events, Neighbors Staff|

In honor of the upcoming Great Neighbors' Duck Race, the staff and program supervisors have put their creative talents on display by each decorating a rubber ducky. It's your turn to tell us which one you like best! Visit our Facebook page and "like" your favorite duck. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152711039650152.1073741833.100872450151&type=1             Don't [...]

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