Neighbor Idaho is a budding non-profit based in Boise, ID founded by Daniel Thomas in 2018.
Daniel's experience serving on Skid Row in Los Angeles stirred his heart to advocate for those living on the streets in Boise. He began filling a practical need by handing out water bottles on hot days and reminding those on the streets that they are not forgotten.
As Daniel's vision grew, Neighbor was born. Today, Neighbor's team of volunteers flood the streets of Downtown Boise monthly, bringing toiletries, food, clothing, and other items to those without a home. Neighbor continues to foster genuine relationships with people in their own environment by showing love and support with no strings attached.
Neighbor exists to show every man, woman, and child in our community that they are seen and loved. Practically, we do this by helping provide the homeless community with toiletries, food, clothing, and genuine love and support with no strings attached.Donate
A local Boise native and the only child to a military family, Daniel had the dream for Neighbor in 2015, and put his dream to action in 2018. Daniel comes from a family of giving back, as his father is a public servant and mother and grandmother run a separate non-profit. When not walking the streets of Downtown Boise, you can find Daniel hanging with friends, spending time with family, or watching various sports or Everybody Loves Raymond.
Working as an urban barista in Boise Kaycee’s passion for people is a daily exchange. As a Boise native, she has gotten to know and see a beautiful array of the souls in this city. Her heart is for meeting people where they are at, and trying to learn something from everyone. She carries an infectious energy but is quick to stop and have a heart to heart at any time.
Originally from San Francisco, Lindsey has been around the homeless for her whole life. She came to Boise in 2016 to attend Boise State and quickly fell in love with everything that Boise is. Linds loves being around people, especially strangers, and wants to make sure that everyone in proximity to her feels loved completely.
Busayo moved to Idaho from Nigeria and has quickly made it her home away from home. She is an alumni at Boise State University and has a passion for servant leadership. Busayo has volunteered with various organizations around the Treasure Valley and joined Neighbor to spread love to people who get overlooked by society. She loves to cook, enjoys building relationships and getting involved with whatever community she finds herself in.
Born and raised in Boise, Kyon has always had a love for people and our downtown area. As the city grew, so did poverty and the need for low income housing. Using his love for culture with his love for people, he decided to use his creative sense to make graphics, artwork, and cast vision for the future of homelessness in Boise. He believes that we should love and empower people with no strings attached, and is committed to making everyone around him feel like they have a friend. Never stop loving people, no matter what. That is forever.