Where We Are Now
Since its beginning on March 20, 2012, My Neighbor in Need has grown from a one volunteer, Limited Liability Company to a Montana Nonprofit Corporation with 501(c)(3) approval. The Board of Directors currently has 7 members and the organization has 5 full-time staff members including the Executive Director and 2 part-time staff members. My Neighbor in Need also relies on volunteer organizations and individuals in the communities of Havre and Chinook and My Student in Need relies on teachers and school professionals in each of the 72 schools we serve. My Neighbor in Need and My Student in Need are brought to communities by countless caring and devoted individuals.
The budget of the organization, has grown from under $10,000 in the first 9 months to $400,000 for 2016, including $75,000 in In-kind donations. The Founder of the organization, Dave Snuggs never could have imagined the growth of this organization to what it is today or where it is going tomorrow. My Neighbor in Need and My Student in Need are funded primarily through donations by countless individuals and businesses in the communities we serve.
My Neighbor in Need also has agreements with other 501(c)(3) organizations in Teton County Montana (Neighbors Helping Neighbors) and Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin (St. Vincent DePaul) to bring anonymous giving to those communities. Each of these organizations are independent of My Neighbor in Need, but use the My Neighbor in Need website to promote anonymous asking and giving.
As of March 2016, the My Neighbor in Need website has fulfilled over 6,500 need requests and My Student in Need has fulfilled just over 1,400 requests. Those fulfillments have included everything from a warm winter coat, bedding, a bed to sleep on or a couch for a neighbor’s living room. Donors have helped their Neighbor’s in Need with car repairs, utility bills, transit bus passes and bicycles to get to and from work. For student’s in need, donors have provided clothing, shoes, instrument rentals, binders, backpacks and so much more. It’s all been done anonymously with no embarrassment to the individual in need. My Neighbor in Need and My Student in Need truly represent the good in the communities we serve, because without the support of the community, the neighbor’s in need would have fewer places to turn.