OUR STRENGTH COMES FROM SHARED COMMITMENT AND COLLABORATION
As a cooperative organization, Good Neighbor relies on the support of many faith groups and organizations. Each contributes according to its ability and has the opportunity to select an individual to serve on the Board of Directors.
Meet the member groups that make up Good Neighbor, and learn about what it takes to become a part of this great organization.
Faith Groups (as of October 20, 2013)
- Ames Church of the Nazarene, Ames
- Ames Jewish Congregation, Ames
- Ames Friends Meeting (Quakers), Ames
- Ames Mennonite, Ames
- Baha’i Community of Ames
- Bergen Lutheran Church, Roland
- Bethany Lutheran Church, Kelley
- Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames
- Collegiate Presbyterian Church, Ames
- Collegiate United Methodist/Wesley Foundation, Ames
- Cornerstone Church, Ames
- First Baptist Church, Ames
- First Christian Church, Ames
- First United Methodist Church, Ames
- Friendship Baptist Church, Ames
- Gilbert Lutheran Church, Gilbert
- Harvest Evangelical Free Church, Story City
- Immanuel Lutheran Church, Story City
- LifePointe Church, Ames
- Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Ames
- Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames
- Northminster Presbyterian Church, Ames
- Roland-Story Ministerial Association
- St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Ames
- St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Ames
- St. John’s By the Campus Episcopal Church, Ames
- St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ames
- St. Petri Lutheran Church, Story City
- Stonebrook Community Church, Ames
- Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Ames
- United Church of Christ Congregational, Ames
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ames
- Unity Church, Ames
How to become a member of Good Neighbor
Is your faith group or organization missing from the list above? It’s easy to become a member of Good Neighbor, and we’d love to have you do so! Member groups agree to contribute a minimum of $100 per year and provide either an organizational contact or representative for the Board of Directors.
Benefits of being a member organization
- Your assistance dollars can go further, because they are combined with those of many other groups and are increased through grants, fundraisers, matching gifts, and donations.
- Your group members will learn about poverty in Story County through the educational and promotional materials we provide to our Board members.
- You have a say in the direction Good Neighbor takes as it achieves its mission.
- We have a full-time Director who meets with clients daily and who is connected to related services in the area.
- You can participate in our special fundraisers, such as our annual combined choir concert in the Fall.
- By pooling our funds, we reduce the need for low-income individuals to travel to multiple locations all over town to receive help.
- Good Neighbor’s proximity to downtown Ames and its bus system, Story County Community Services, Emergency Residence Project, Food at First, and other related services makes us easy to find and convenient for clients to get to our office.
Contact Michael Fritz, Director, for more information about becoming a member organization.