52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 19

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Neighboring Tip of the Week - Bake cookies 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. And of course you do not have to bake cookies; you can bake anything from a cake to 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. Here are a couple:

  • It makes public servants feel appreciated. The job of police and firefighters 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, and we’ve deeply enjoyed getting to know them. We have even had the opportunity to build a garden box for the Patrol South Police Station!

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

Happy neighboring!