National Good Neighbor Day is taking place on Sunday, September 28! In the spirit of the holiday, we hope you will take some time to celebrate in a neighborly way. Big or small, the effort you make this September can have a lasting impact on your entire neighborhood. After all, studies show that neighbors who know each other look out for each other – and neighbors who look out for each other help make their neighborhoods stronger and safer.
Not sure what to do in your own neighborhood? We’ve come up with 10 tips on how to celebrate the holiday:
- Say hello! Smile and wave at the neighbors who walk or drive by your home.
- Make a point to introduce yourself to the neighbor who just moved in.
- Pretty flowers growing in your yard? Make a small bouquet to give to your neighbor.
- Bake a batch of cookies and deliver a plate of them to your neighbor.
- Everyone loves a cool glass of lemonade. Help the kids with a lemonade stand!
- Does the neighborhood entrance or local park need some TLC? Organize a cleanup.
- Take the opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness. Does your neighborhood have a plan in the event of a fire or natural disaster?
- Host or help coordinate a BBQ, potluck, pancake breakfast, pizza party, or cookie exchange.
- Have or know a neighbor with a projector? Plan an outdoor movie night.
- Plan a neighborhood-wide yard or garage sale.
No matter what you do to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day in your community, we hope it helps you connect with your neighbors and helps to build an even better place to call home.