Our Mission Statement:
Neighbor to Neighbor: Improving the quality of lives through medical equipment loans, peer companions, and respite for family caregivers.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a non-profit organization that serves residents of Door County, Wisconsin, those living in nearby areas, and visitors to the county.
Volunteers are the key to our services and a neighbor’s independence. Volunteers are screened through background checks, trained, and participate in on-going training. Through our Peer Companion and Respite for Caregivers programs, matches between volunteers and clients are made based on need, location in Door County, and compatibility. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be partnered with someone over age 18. Intergenerational volunteering (adult and child) is encouraged and can be a beneficial life experience for families.
Volunteers carry out all aspects of our Medical Equipment Loan program, as well. On-call volunteers are connected with individuals in need of medical equipment. Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers meet clients and assist them in processing loans of medical equipment that will meet their needs. Maintenance Volunteers work on upkeep and repairs of the medical equipment.
The Neighbor to Neighbor office is staffed by the executive director, along with volunteers who take phone calls, assist with office work and greet visitors.
Other volunteer opportunities include assisting with special events and fundraising events (such as grocery bagging, Rib Fest, and bulk mailings) and serving as a board member.
Neighbor to Neighbor is supported by grants, donations from the communities in which we serve, fundraising efforts and partial funding from the United Way of Door County.
The Northern Door equipment facility is currently closed due to Covid-19. All Door County residents are encouraged to use the Sturgeon Bay equipment facility at this time. The Sturgeon Bay facility is fully operational, with a few new procedures. All who are coming to the Sturgeon Bay equipment facility must wear a face mask. This is absolutely mandatory. In addition, plan to maintain a social distance of six feet between the volunteer, yourself, and other consumers. And, finally, if you are going to be trying different pieces of equipment or getting multiple items when there, ask the volunteer for a pair of gloves to wear while at the facility. Hand sanitizer is available for your use also. Call the office at (920) 743-7800 for contact information for the volunteer who is on call for the day. We are closed in the evening, on weekends, and on holidays.