Rib Fest 2021 has been canceled due to Covid-19. Due to the toll Covid-19 has taken on our local businesses and restaurants 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 2021.  Our organization wants the community and our local businesses and restaurants to have time to heal from the effects of this global pandemic, and we encourage people to shop local and support the local businesses and restaurants throughout this recovery period.  Rib Fest 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2022. The event will be held at The Lodge at Leathem Smith.  Mark your calendar for this date.  We hope you will join us in 2022.

Upcoming Annual Meeting:  Neighbor to Neighbor will celebrate our organization’s achievements at our annual meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the ADRC/Community Center building, 916 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.  If interested in attending the annual meeting, please contact Neighbor to Neighbor at 920.743.7800 to R.S.V.P.  The agenda includes program and agency updates, the financial report, election of board members, and volunteer awards.  The regular monthly meeting will immediately follow the annual meeting.

Thank you to Jimmy John’s and to all who supported our Jimmy’s John’s Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  Thanks to all of you, we received a check for $375.00.

Thank you to Culver’s and to all who supported our Culver’s Concretes for a Cause and Share Night Fundraiser held in April 2021.  Thanks to all of you, we received a check for $553.46.

Thank you to Door Stop Amoco and to all who supported our Community Pump fundraiser held in March and April 2021.  Thanks to all of you, we received a check for $224.23.

The 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Lisa Musil in August.  Congratulations to Lisa!  We thank her for all her hard work and her dedication.

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.

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.