National Good Neighbor Day
The “Good Neighbor” Pledge
I pledge to be the “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 introduce myself. I will practice the “good neighbor mindset” to make connections, invitations, stay aware, and be available to my neighbors. Good neighbors make great neighborhoods.
Sign the pledge at nationalgoodneighborday.com
The Hopeful Neighborhood Project
The Hopeful Neighborhood Project includes neighbors of all creeds and no creeds, who want to pursue the common good right where they live.
A “hopeful neighborhood” is a neighborhood where people work together to pursue neighborhood well-being as the highest form of the common good. A hopeful neighborhood is where:
- Possibilities are the focus
- Everyone’s gifts are shared
- Neighbors value their neighborhood’s uniqueness
- Neighbors long for their neighborhood’s well-being
- Neighbors collaboratively imagine possibilities
- Neighbors create and work a plan together
Read more about The Hopeful Neighborhood Project and check out FREE workshops at hopefulneighborhood.org
Download the Library Resource Kit (.pdf) to get started!
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It Starts with "Hello"
National Good Neighbor Day is a day dedicated to promoting neighborliness, community involvement, and good relationships among neighbors. It encourages people to reach out to their neighbors, strengthen community bonds, and foster a sense of unity and cooperation.
The exact date for Good Neighbor Day can vary depending on the region and organization promoting it. In the United States, National Good Neighbor Day is typically observed on September 28th each year. However, some communities may choose to celebrate it on different dates that are more convenient for them.
The concept of Good Neighbor Day is to encourage people to:
- Get to know their neighbors: Take the time to introduce yourself and establish friendly relationships with the people who live nearby.
- Foster a sense of community: Participate in community events, volunteer for local causes, and collaborate with neighbors on projects that improve the neighborhood.
- Practice kindness and cooperation: Be a good neighbor by offering help when needed, respecting boundaries, and resolving conflicts amicably.
- Promote safety and well-being: Look out for one another's safety and well-being, especially in times of emergencies or crises.
- Celebrate diversity: Embrace the diversity within your community and learn from one another's cultures and traditions.
Good Neighbor Day serves as a reminder of the importance of building strong and supportive communities where people can rely on each other for help, friendship, and a sense of belonging. It's a day to celebrate the idea that good neighbors can make a positive difference in the lives of those around them.