Founded in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah Richardson and the team at Neighborly Creative felt the need to help fellow business friends as doors were forced to close. From a simple idea, to a website developed over a weekend, a small group of people successfully sold and safely distributed hundreds of gifts from local businesses – with all dollars staying local.
By doing the Neighborly thing, our operation quickly grew from selling thousands of gifts – thanks primarily to the support of Mayo Clinic. In early 2021, we transitioned from a seasonal-only ‘project’ to a year-round gift-giving business with vendors and restaurants across southeast Minnesota.
In 2022, we changed our name to Neighborly Gifts and moved into a 5,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Rochester. Our small team now works with businesses in five states – shipping gifts across the country while helping strengthen the neighborhoods we represent.