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.
The Better Neighboring Workshop
Social Media Kit
Welcome to the National Good Neighbor Day movement! We are excited to have people from all around the nation build stronger communities by being good neighbors. National Good Neighbor Day is on September 28, 2021. It’s easy for anyone to join the movement. Just get together with your neighbor, take a picture and post it with #goodneighborday. This social media kit is designed for any business or non-profit or individual to promote National Good Neighbor Day.
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BETTER NEIGHBORING NEWSLETTER
HELPING YOU MAKE WHERE YOU LIVE BETTER
Are You a Good Neighbor?
September 28thHistory of National Good Neighbor Day
Get to know your neighbors. Host a block party, invite neighbors over for a BBQ, help a neighbor with a project, or go for a walk around your neighborhood. Be the good neighbor. Because, good neighbors make great neighborhoods. Originally, National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana. In 1978. United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” In 2003, National Good Neighbor Day was changed from the fourth Sunday in September to September 28.