Neighboring Tip of the Week – Bake cookies and deliver them with a note to your neighbor.
This week’s tip is a new, short and simple one from one of our summer staff members, Kelli. We asked Kelli, “If you could offer one simple way that someone could get to know their neighbors, what would it be?” And Kelli said, “Bake them cookies!” So, here we are! This week, we encourage you to bake your neighbor cookies and deliver the cookies to them with a sweet note. I mean, cookies! Who could resist?
With the note, don’t overthink it. Perhaps you just write down a simple greeting and also your name and contact information if your neighbor does not already know these. This note could be something you leave behind if your neighbor does not answer their door. On the logistics end, we would also suggest either asking your neighbor if they have any dietary preferences or restrictions prior to baking them cookies or telling them about what’s in the cookies before leaving. We just want to make sure that your neighbor can eat them and prevent any possible allergic reactions.
So, let’s get baking! Click here for a simple recipe! Let’s knock on our neighbors’ doors with some hot, freshly baked cookies and foster further relationships!
P.S. Kelli is a part of our Listening Team for the 8 Front Doors Challenge that is taking place in our neighborhood, SoCe. He is going out and encouraging SoCe residents to take the 8 Front Doors Challenge – to get to know the neighbors behind the 8 front doors closest to their own. It’s been a super fun project, and you can learn more about it here: https://neighboringmovement.org/8-front-doors-challenge/