Rib Fest 2022 has been canceled. Due to the toll Covid and the current economy has taken on our local businesses and restaurants (so many are short-staffed) and the changes we would have to make to Rib Fest to host a safe event, the Neighbor to Neighbor Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel Rib Fest again in 2022. Our organization encourages people to support the local businesses and restaurants and please be patient if they are short-staffed. The event will be back! Rib Fest 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2023. The event will be held at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. Mark your calendar for this date. We hope you will join us in 2023.
Neighbor to Neighbor thanks the 100+ Women Who Care Organization for this award! This award will support the medical equipment loan program. Pictured (left to right) Ann Morgan (100+WWC Co-founder/President), Renee Schwaller and Christy Wisniewski (100+WWC nominators/advocates for Neighbor to Neighbor), Ann Bennett (Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director), Ann Glessner (100+WWC Nonprofit Chair).
St. Paul Lutheran Church Benevolence Committee, Fish Creek, awarded a grant to Neighbor to Neighbor to purchase two knee scooters for the medical equipment loan program. The two knee scooters have been purchased and are out in the community being used. St. Paul Lutheran Church also donated incontinence products for us to share with members of the community. We thank St. Paul Lutheran Church and its members for their support of our organization. Pictured in the photo above (left to right) are Sher Rockway, Benevolence Committee Member, and Ann Bennett, Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor.
Thank you to Capt. John of The Maple Grove Retro Motel and Pavilion for hosting the concert to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. Thanks, also, to Dave and Friends, the musicians for the concert. We truly appreciate your support!
Thank you to Sturgeon Bay business owner Jenny Brandenburg of Sparkle & Grace Boutique who recently hosted a fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, raising $550 for our organization. Thanks, also, to Lularoe for matching funds and to all the individuals who supported this fundraiser.
The Medical Equipment Volunteer Star Award was awarded in conjunction with our annual meeting which was held on June 28, 2022. The recipient of the award is Jim Stiefvater. We truly appreciate Jim and thank him for his dedicated service to Neighbor to Neighbor and those we serve in the community.
Thank you to Jimmy John’s and to all who supported our Jimmy’s John’s Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Thanks to all of you, we received a check for $300.00.
Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities
Econo Foods Receipts: Just a reminder to save your Econo Foods receipts. Bring them to the Neighbor to Neighbor office at your convenience. A volunteer will add them up and turn them in to Econo Foods. Econo Foods will donate 1% of the total to Neighbor to Neighbor.
Green Door Thrift Donation Program: Neighbor to Neighbor participates in the Green Door Thrift donation program. When you bring in items to Green Door Thrift, just designate Neighbor to Neighbor as your charity choice. When the items you bring in are sold, Neighbor to Neighbor will receive a percentage of the purchase price. Thank you to Green Door Thrift for their continued support.
AmazonSmile: Do you shop on Amazon? Amazon has a donation program. Enter through AmazonSmile and choose Neighbor to Neighbor as your charity. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase amount to Neighbor to Neighbor. It is easy to do with no additional cost to you. Just make sure to go through www.smile.amazon.com each time you shop Amazon.
Thrivent Choice Dollars: Are you a Thrivent Financial member? Once a member becomes eligible for the Thrivent Choice program, they can designate their Choice dollars to an enrolled charity. Neighbor to Neighbor is one of those enrolled charities. For more information, contact your Thrivent Financial representative.