Every day, we hear inspiring and touching stories about neighbors supporting and improving their communities in a variety of ways. Whether it’s building a community garden or rallying around a neighbor in need, we are constantly reminded of the power of good neighbors.
That’s why we’re big fans of National Good Neighbor Day, which was founded in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson and is a nationally-recognized day to be thankful for and appreciate good neighbors.
In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on September 27th, Nextdoor is celebrating good neighbors by recognizing the people who make their communities a better place all year long with the Nextdoor Good Neighbor Awards. Started in 2014, the Nextdoor Good Neighbor Awards are an opportunity to recognize and thank the people who give back to your local community.
To nominate a good neighbor for this award, share a short story with us about what this person has done to make your community a better place to call home. For example, we want to hear about the neighbor who planted the community garden, who plans the annual block party, or who has been there for a neighbor in a time of need.
We will begin accepting entries September 8, 2015 and will stop receiving entries September 20, 2015 at midnight PDT.
Five finalists for the Nextdoor Good Neighbor Awards will receive $200 toward a neighborhood block party.
We can’t wait to hear about your good neighbors – share with us today!