09/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 05:40
Published on September 25, 2023
Promoting and Celebrating Neighborly Good Deeds
Kicking off this afternoon with a community clean-up at Klamm Park, UG's Livable Neighborhoods Task Force will be promoting neighborly good deeds with our first-ever Good Neighbor Week. Good Neighbor Week encourages community collaboration and neighborhood harmony with suggested activities for each day.
Thursday, September 28, 2023, is designated as National Good Neighbor Day. A great concept on its own but we in the Unified Government and Livable Neighborhoods believe it would be even better if we expanded the day to a "National Good Neighbor Week" for our Dotte community!
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 establishing the mindset of a good neighbor, National Good Neighbor Day lists 5 pillars for building great neighborhoods: Connection, Invitation, Celebration, Awareness, and Availability.
"Good neighbor week highlights the importance of relationships and connections in building community," said Livable Neighborhoods Liaison, MinahChapell. "Community thrives where compassion and respect live. The Unified Government encourages all to spread love, respect, and kindness this week (and every week!) because good neighbors make great neighborhoods."
The UG encourages everyone in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas to 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!
To learn more information about Good Neighbor Week and how you, please visit: Good Neighbor Week - Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City (wycokck.org)
Krystal R. McFeders
Public Information Officer
Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, KS
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