National Good Neighbor Day is annually on September 28th, and there’s no better time to get out and show the community that you care by offering a helping hand.
If you’re trying to come up with something to do, this blog post is sure to provide you with some easy suggestions.
Be a Good Neighbor
The easiest way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day is by literally being a good neighbor. This can mean offering to help a neighbor with their house cleaning or bringing a co-worker a fresh plate of homemade cookies. Don’t over complicate things, just be yourself.
Have you even met your neighbors? If not, today would be a great opportunity to reach out and introduce yourself. Building a strong community isn’t just good for morale around the neighborhood, it can also assist in preventing crime.
Lend a Helping Hand
Since National Good Neighbor Day falls near the very end of September, it provides plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand.
Help a good friend rake the leaves in their yard, assist a neighbor in cleaning out their gutters, or offer to power wash the driveway. The options are endless; you just have to make yourself available.
Invite Your Neighbors Over for a Visit
Sure, it might require a little bit of extra house cleaning, but inviting your neighbors over for a visit is a fantastic way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day.
You don’t need to do anything fancy, simply hosting a meal or get together is plenty. Playing games, laughing, and spending time with one another builds friendships, strengthens neighborly bonds, and provides opportunity to socialize. What’s not to like about that?
Host a Community Meeting
In today’s fast-paced world we don’t always know or trust our neighbors. Why is that though? It’s easier than ever to communicate, so what’s holding us back?
Use National Good Neighbor day as an opportunity to bring your neighbors together for a meet and greet. Whether you talk about your kids’ extracurricular activities, or decide to implement a neighborhood watch, a community meeting is a great way to strengthen bonds and get to know each other.
In addition, getting together with neighbors and community members is a great way to find out how you can help one another out. Do you and a neighbor commute the same route every morning? Are your children in the same classes at school?
Give a Gift
It isn’t Christmas or a birthday, but National Good Neighbor Day is a great opportunity to show your friends and neighbors that you care, and what better way to display your concern than by giving a gift? Really, your options are endless.
Whether you decide to bake some sweets for your neighbor across the street, or just want to make house cleaning easier for the woman next door, offering a basket of tools and green cleaning supplies, the message is the same: you are there, and you care about what’s going on with your neighbors. Even the gift of time means a lot. Offer to babysit for a neighbor, or volunteer to watch their pets while they are away on vacation.
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Send a Card
Sometimes it’s easier to put thoughts and feelings into words, than it is to speak them out loud. If this sounds like you, why not write a card or a note to one or all of your neighbors? Tell them how much you enjoy living next to them, or how thankful you are for their community participation. Simply sharing your thoughts and feelings is an effective way to show your neighbors that you care.
These are just a few ideas for ways to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day. What will you do? Get out, and make your community or neighborhood a better place. Whether that means helping your elderly neighbor with house cleaning, or assisting with a local event, your participation matters.
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