Help celebrate the many things each of us can do to build joyous, caring, and resilient communities at a time when this is more essential than ever before. Follow along with our photo gallery and on the Community Living Campaign Facebook Page until the end of September. And our heartfelt THANKS to our Good Neighbor Summer sponsors!
Ways to Be A Good Neighbor
Walk & Wave to Your Neighbors
Head out on your own or organize your neighbors for a (safe, physically distanced) walk around your community and wave to people isolated at home.
Get Creative: Make a sign (or two!) to bring with you on your walk. Send photos to email@example.com by July 27. We’ll be awarding a prize for the most creative signs!
Add Some More Fun to Neighborhood Walks
Whether you’re walking around your neighborhood or staying at home, make walks a little more fun for everyone! Decorate your sidewalk with chalk, add hearts or signs to your window for neighbors to find, or just wave hello.
Be a Good Citizen
Make your voice heard. Complete your Census form and be sure you’re registered to vote. Join your neighborhood association, attend a (virtual) meeting with your Supervisor, and learn the issues.
Thank Essential Workers and Helpers
As we approach the 4th of July, let’s celebrate our interdependence and thank those who are helping us stay safe and well: grocery store clerks, delivery people, janitors, first responders, homecare workers, nurses, doctors, and many more.
Get Creative: Make a sign, a card, or some other creation for an essential worker or volunteer in your life. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 3. We’ll be awarding a prize for the most creative signs, cards, or gifts!
Support Local Businesses
As we all try and stay safe, local businesses are facing great uncertainty and economic losses. Help support the neighborhood stores, restaurants, and other businesses that keep your community vibrant.
Plant Seeds of Hope
Enjoy the benefits of gardening and bring a little new life to our indoor and outdoor spaces. Plant a packet of CLC’s wildflower Seeds of Hope or share a succulent or another cutting from your garden. Want more gardening? Add Arete’s How to Create Container Gardens talk to your calendar.
Get Creative: Send a photo to email@example.com by July 24. We’ll be awarding a prize for the most creative planter!
Share a Talent
Are you a dancer? Baker? Musician? Crafter? Cook? Storyteller? Gardener? FInd a way to share your talent with those around you. Dance, sing, or play a song with your neighbors. Share something you’ve made – food, art, something knit or sewn.
Spread Some Cheer
We all could use a kind note these days! Find or make a card. Add a quick note and send to someone you admire, to someone isolated at home, to someone who needs a little love.
Learn Something / Teach Something
Learn Something. Stay engaged.and active. Learn something new from a friend or join one of our virtual classes. Help keep friends, grandchildren, and neighbors
Teach Something. Help friends, grandchildren, and neighbors keep learning by teaching them something – a recipe, a song, how to use Zoom, so many possibilities!