Updated: Oct 21
NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY | SEPTEMBER 28
It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even better to BE a good neighbor. Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand, and are there for advice when asked. Neighbors offer that cup of sugar when we are short, collect our mail when we are on vacation, watch our homes, and sometimes watch our children and our pets.
On National Good Neighbor Day, people are encouraged to:
Get to know their neighbors:
Take the time to introduce yourself and your family to those who live nearby.
Walking the dog around the block is a good time to say Hi and exchange names. If you don't have a dog, just go for a walk, it's good for your health too.
Help out a neighbor in need, whether it's with household tasks, yard work, or offering a listening ear. There are many people who live alone or elderly people who might enjoy a nice conversation or a helping hand
Organize neighborhood events:
Plan or participate in events that bring the community together, such as block parties, potlucks, or neighborhood cleanups.
A neighborhood happy hour is a nice thing to do during these mild nights. Pull up a lawn chair, a bottle of your favorite beverage, and some chips to share.
Show your fun side and dress up for Halloween.
I am organizing a Halloween potluck block party for October 28.
You can show appreciation: Express your gratitude and appreciation to your neighbors.
Bring them some cookies, tomatoes out of your garden, or a plant.
If there are any ongoing disputes or conflicts with neighbors, consider using this day as an opportunity to open lines of communication and work towards a resolution.
Just the act of reaching out and showing that you care can resolve many problems.
The “Good Neighbor” Pledge
I pledge to be a “good neighbor.” With the goal of becoming a more connected and caring community, I will be a person who lives with kindness and concern for my neighbors.
I’ll take the first step by connecting with neighbors and introducing myself. I will practice the “good neighbor mindset” to make connections, and invitations, stay aware, and be available to my neighbors. Good neighbors make great neighborhoods. #GoodNeighborDay #BeAGoodNeighbor #GoodNeighbor