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4 12, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: The Saint Paul Hotel

2020-08-03T09:32:14-05:00December 4th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Programs|

Members of The Saint Paul Hotel’s Executive Committee have been buying gifts for children in need through the Neighbors Holiday Gift Program for over ten years. We recently sat down with Megan Voelke, Executive Assistant, and Leslie Ingiald, Director of Sales, to talk more about this meaningful tradition.  “It gets you into the holiday spirit. [...]

5 11, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: Augustana Lutheran

2020-08-03T09:04:14-05:00November 5th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Volunteering, West Saint Paul|

Each year, Augustana Lutheran Church participates in the Neighbors, Inc. Holiday Gift Program by connecting congregational members (as adopters) with families and seniors in need through the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior programs. I recently sat down with Cathy Hendrikson, staff member at Augustana, to find out how they have made this program such a successful ministry [...]

14 10, 2019

Holiday Gift Program 2019

2020-08-03T09:24:41-05:00October 14th, 2019|Donating, Holiday Programs, Volunteering|

Santa's elves (aka Neighbors volunteers and staff) have been busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Neighbors anticipates it will provide more than 700 families with Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of our donors, church partners, community members and volunteers. The Holiday Gift Program office officially opens on Monday, October 28th. If [...]

26 04, 2019

Thank You Volunteers!

2020-08-03T09:35:59-05:00April 26th, 2019|Clothes Closet, Come As You Are (CAYA), Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, Volunteers|

Neighbors, Inc. held its 47th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. This year's theme was "All-Stars" to recognize the all-star contributions of all of the dedicated volunteers who have given their time and talent to Neighbors over the past year. The following volunteers were recognized [...]

11 12, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan J.

2020-08-03T09:47:24-05:00December 11th, 2018|Holiday Programs, Volunteers|

December’s volunteer spotlight is Susan, one of our dedicated Holiday Gift Program volunteers. Susan works hard to make sure all of the families seeking holiday gift assistance have warm winter gear and clothing for their children. “I have enjoyed all of the aspects of (my) volunteering but it is especially rewarding to help with the [...]

3 12, 2018

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program Spotlight

2020-08-03T09:47:56-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Donating, Holiday Programs, Volunteers|

This is the second year the Lakeville, Farmington and Apple Valley locations of Fantastic Sams have participated in the Neighbors' Holiday Gift Program by adopting several families. This is what one of their employees had to say about her experience: We wanted to do something for our community during the season of giving. We could [...]

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 [...]

17 12, 2015

First Graders Make Adopt-A-Family Their Class Project

2015-12-17T13:02:30-06:00December 17th, 2015|Communities, Donating, Donors, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, West Saint Paul|

Class Raises Money, Selects and Wraps Gifts Recently, a first grade class at Lincoln Center Elementary School in South St. Paul took on a big challenge: collect enough money to buy presents for someone else. They were encouraged to earn money by doing extra chores around the house. The students would bring in their donation [...]

2 12, 2015

Deadline for Holiday Assistance: Dec. 9th

2015-12-01T15:23:13-06:00December 2nd, 2015|Communities, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Last chance to sign up! The last day to apply for holiday program assistance at Neighbors is Wednesday, December 9th. Apply in person at the Neighbors office (lower level). 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 [...]

30 11, 2015

Getting Ready to Spread Holiday Cheer

2016-01-04T09:01:20-06:00November 30th, 2015|Communities, Donating, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Once again, Santa's elves are hard at work at Neighbors getting ready to distribute gifts, toys and clothing to seniors and families in our community this holiday season. An anticipated 1,000+ families will be served this holiday season. We couldn't do it without the support of our volunteers and the generosity of the community. If [...]

15 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cherokee Tavern

2015-11-05T15:21:39-06:00November 15th, 2015|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, News, Programs, Resources for Low Income, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Providing Families with a Warm Meal & Memories on Thanksgiving Day Started by Bob and Dorothy Casper 33 years ago, the Cherokee Tavern and Casper family will once again host a free community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 26th. The popular West St. Paul restaurant will be closed for business on Thanksgiving day and will [...]

5 11, 2015

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Happenings

2015-11-05T15:39:01-06:00November 5th, 2015|Holiday Programs, News, Things to do in the Neighborhood|

Community Events, Promotions & Deals to Benefit Neighbors, Inc. Neighbors, Inc. is grateful for the support of all of the organizations, businesses and community partners who are coordinating benefit events this holiday season. Every Child Should Receive a New Book Donations accepted until December 5th (drop-off at South St. Paul City Hall or the South St. [...]

29 07, 2015

Managing Change Mindfully: August’s Continuing Education Workshop

2015-11-05T15:21:40-06:00July 29th, 2015|Clothes Closet, Come As You Are (CAYA), Communities, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, request-services, Resources for Low Income, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

In this highly experiential session, you will discover mindfulness- based practices for managing change with flexibility and openness. You will explore the nature of your mind and its relationship to stress, and you will learn simple and practical ways to become more flexible and resilient during times of change, and calm and centered amidst stress. When: Thursday, August 13 [...]

14 01, 2015

Volunteer Recognition: January

2015-01-14T14:38:35-06:00January 14th, 2015|Holiday Programs, Volunteering, Volunteers|

Neighbors, Inc. is starting a fresh, new year by recognizing these two ladies: Linda F. and Sandy G. Their commitment to volunteering with Neighbors is exceptional. Everything done by volunteers like them can not be replaced and for that we thank them! "Santa would be lucky to have these ladies as his elves. So glad [...]

19 11, 2014

Items Needed for Love Your Neighbor Program

2014-11-19T11:40:42-06:00November 19th, 2014|Donating, Holiday Programs, News|

The following items are still needed for our holiday "Love Your Neighbor" program: Girls: Clothing - size 12 (everything) & size 16 (tops, sweaters & pajamas) Boys: Clothing size 12 (everything), pants (sizes 10-12) & pajamas (size 14) Both Girls & Boys : toys for ages 12+ and hats/mittens/gloves sizes 4 & up Men's extended [...]

24 11, 2013

Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program 2014

2014-10-29T08:43:45-05:00November 24th, 2013|Donating, Holiday Programs, request-services|

Love Your Neighbor 2014 Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program - over 1,000 families served in 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. [...]

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