The intent of a special Caring Neighbor Day is to encourage individuals to break out of their routine and comfort zone to connect, at least in some small way, with a neighbor. The effort may be as simple as checking on the welfare of an elderly widow living down the block, or a little extra tip and thanks to the one who served your dinner. Individuals and groups can celebrate the occasion in their own imaginative ways.
We look to the day when all the neighbors of America will join in to proclaim a national Caring Neighbor Day to tell the world we value each other more than all we possess.
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Grand Ledge Caring Neighbor Day Proclamation
Address by Mayor Kalmin Smith
Eaton County Caring Neighbor Day Proclamation
Michigan Caring Neighbor Day Proclamation
Letter to Governor Jennifer Granholm
Please contact local, state and/or federal authorities to take action in proclaiming a Caring Neighbor Day for the respective jurisdiction. Then contact a local group, or form one yourself, to plan a special celebration following the Proclamation. Find an activity for the celebration that draws neighbors together – the more imaginative the better.
An ideal time for celebrating a Caring Neighbor Day is the last Sunday of September as people have returned from vacation and school has started. Schools are a community wide endeavor and thus form a good basis for community interaction.
Please let us know about a Caring Neighbor Day in your area and we will post it on our website. When enough join in we can build the momentum for a national and, in good time, a world Caring Neighbor Day Proclamation. Maybe wars can stop for one day, as they did in the Middle Ages, to allow us one day to recognize the common humanity we share with our neighbor.
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