We're excited to announce the 2nd Annual Be a Good Neighbor Week that is scheduled for the week of July 9th - 14th, 2018. Our inaugural event last year saw volunteers replace an entire roof, build a fence for a young couple, and help a senior citizen clear yard debris and do some painting. We had a successful week and are looking forward to expanding our impact this coming summer.
Be a Good Neighbor Week is NeighborLink's way of providing a week-long service initiative to provide flexible service opportunities for anyone and everyone that wants to help a neighbor in a structured, organized, and collaborative way. We also have a desire to create a week-long effort that better illustrates the collective impact a group can have when they all offer their talents over a period of time when it best suits their life rhythms. We believe service needs to integrate into our lives to be as transformative as we'd like. Lastly, we want to challenge individuals that may have a history or taking oversees or regional mission trips to consider staying local this year. Consider taking some time off work or a series of half days to serve your local community. It's harder than you think, but we suspect its the personal challenge you or your family has been looking for.
NeighborLink will select, organize, and lead a handful of highly structured and planned projects that individuals can plug into based on their availability and skillsets. In addition to the structured projects, we will assist groups of volunteers, like a business, in identifying a project they can take on and own with just their group. We're also inviting our partner organizations, like the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, to consider creating service opportunities during this week along with us.
As the date draws near, we'll be adding project to this service event and updating the content to reflect the details. Until then, mark these dates on your calendar.
You can sign up to join us here as well: https://www.nlfw.org/serviceEvent/76