52 Weeks of Neighboring - 6/17

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Tip of the Week – Bake your favorite goodies and deliver them to your local police or fire station.

Last week’s neighboring tip called for a green thumb – this week’s calls for oven mitts. It can be anything from cookies, banana bread, or even your special family recipe snack mix!

Delivering snacks to these personnel is a great way to neighbor for a few reasons:

Year 2 for our garden box and the Patrol South Police Station

Year 2 for our garden box and the Patrol South Police Station

  • It makes public servants feel appreciated. The job of a policeman or a firefighter is not easy. Depending on the size of the community in which you live, your local firefighters may even be volunteers! Taking them goodies is a great way to show that you appreciate their service.
  • It builds community relationships. The primary job of both law enforcement and firefighters is to keep citizens safe. Delivering homemade goodies to these individuals gives you the opportunity to meet them, share questions or concerns, and build a personal connection that could prove beneficial in the future. 

We’ve made it a priority to reach out to the police and fire stations in our neighborhood. We’ve enjoyed getting to know them and even built a garden box for the South Patrol Police Station.

So let's hear from you. How have you neighbored with your police and firefighters?

Happy neighboring!