National Good Neighbor Day September 28
Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd Indiana invites you to join us to promote good neighboring and our communities, September 26-October 2.
During this week, share pictures of your Good Neighbor activities on social media using the tag #goodneighborday:
Good Neighbor Week DIY Events Sept 26-Oct 2
Day 1 – Meet Your Neighbor Day – The first day, take time to introduce yourself to some of your neighbors. One great way to do this would be handing out the Good Neighbor postcards provided in our “Good Neighbor Packs”.
Day 2 – Help Your Neighbor Day – Offer to help a neighbor with tasks, if able, or do a random act of kindness in your neighborhood. Offer to help with their yard or bring a selection from your garden to your neighbor.
Day 3 – Neighborhood Clean-Up – Walk around your neighborhood and clean up trash or doggie droppings along the way. This is another great way to introduce yourself to more neighbors with your Good Neighbor Postcards too.
Day 4 – Sidewalk Chalk Day – Get your kids involved in creating neighborhood art on your sidewalk or even with window art for you and your neighbors to enjoy.
Day 5 – S’more Yard Games – Invite your neighbors to an evening of yard games. Use your sidewalk chalk to set up hopscotch and four square. Play cornhole, catch, and card games. Or even just enjoy each other’s company, especially with S’mores.
Day 6 & 7 – Neighborhood Block Party – Invite your neighbors to a neighborhood block party over the weekend. Spend time with the neighbors you have introduced yourself to and get to know each other better. Spend time enjoying your neighborhood beautification, art, and yard games. Plan a potluck with more S’mores!
National Good Neighbor Day on September 28 creates an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other better. This day acknowledges and celebrates the importance of a good neighbor. Good neighbors often become friends who 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. Being a good neighbor makes great neighborhoods and develops lifelong friendships. The COVID-19 pandemic taught us many things but one thing many of learned was how important it is to have support systems close to home. Many people felt profound loneliness or were left to handle these challenging times alone. Let’s work on practicing even greater good neighboring to be there for each other for the good, the bad, and the lonely.
Your donations will go towards beautification and good neighboring events in underserved communities. Your donation also gets you packs to go towards your own Good Neighbor activities. Donors who make a pledge of $15 or more will be gifted a “Good Neighbor Pack” to help you celebrate Good Neighbor Day activities:
Donation Tier 1 $15 – We Love Our Neighbors postcards (8), magnet (1), stickers (2), and yard sign (1).
Donation Tier 2 $25 – Tier 1 items, (8) additional postcards, and sidewalk chalk.
Donation Tier 3 $30 – Tier 1 & 2 items, S’more Kits (for a family of four), plus a special neighbor gift.
Additional (10) postcards available for $5.
For more information about Good Neighbor events, ideas, and ways to support your community, visit our Facebook page.