In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on September 28th, we asked neighbors from across the country to recognize and say thank you to the people who give back to their local community, in ways both big and small. During the month of September, nominations for Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Awards poured in from passionate neighbors who had incredible stories to tell.
It was difficult, but last week we managed to narrow down the hundreds of submissions to our finalists. We asked each finalist to help spread the word with friends, family, and neighbors, and asked for the Nextdoor community to vote for the first Nextdoor Good Neighbor Awards. The results are in and we are pleased to announce our first annual Good Neighbor Award winners!
Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Award goes to:
Clancy Harrison, Dallas, PA – Clancy Harrison has been described as an incredibly busy mother of two who dedicates her free time to helping others in the community. From raising thousands of dollars in donations for a foster child to feeding 70 + families a week through a local food bank, Clancy has positively impacted those who live around her. This past summer, she organized a weekly class to teach young children about healthy eating, giving them fresh produce and simple, healthy recipes for them to take home.
Clancy will receive $1,000, as well as a matching donation from Nextdoor to a charity of her choice.
The Runners-Up for the Good Neighbor Awards are:
Tim Sigle, Palm Springs, CA – Several of Tim’s Sigle’s neighbors wrote in to nominate him, describing his tireless efforts to connect their neighborhood and keep the community safe. From helping to organize pet adoption drives, to planning community block parties and even stopping burglars in the act when he spotted them breaking into his neighbor’s home, Tim has been described as the kind of neighbor that “every neighborhood needs.”
Nicole Burgess, San Diego, CA – Nicole Burgess started a neighborhood bike train to get kids to and from school every day more than 6 years ago and it is still going strong. She provides fun, healthy, eco-friendly, and safe transportation for children in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma neighborhood to their local middle school. In addition to helping host after school programs to discuss cycling tips and bike safety awareness, Nicole is always encouraging students to become active commuters to their neighborhood schools and avoid the excess of unnecessary short vehicle trips.
Both Tim and Nicole will receive $250 for a neighborhood block party.
Congratulations to the Nextdoor Good Neighbor Award Winners and many thanks to the neighbors across the country who helped celebrate good neighbors all month long!