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Good Neighbor Day 

Sep 20, 2021 | Blog

As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. 

For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. – President Jimmy Carter, Proclamation 4601

Created by this Proclamation in 1978, Good Neighbor Day encourages neighbors to get to know each other better and to celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor. After all, good neighbors make good neighborhoods. 

But being a good neighbor means more than a friendly wave to passersby. Rather, being a good neighbor means contributing in some way – big or small – to your greater community. While this may mean giving of your time, talent, and treasure, it also can mean simply spreading kindness wherever you go. 

As a community foundation, we seek to foster strong relationships within our community and show gratitude to the people, businesses, and organizations that make the Dublin community a great place to live and work. We strive to help create a more connected and caring community, and encourage residents and corporate residents to do the same. The Dublin community is fortunate to have a number of nonprofit organizations who step in to meet the needs of our neighbors every day. We are proud to leverage donations made to the Dublin Community Foundation to further support them in meeting our community’s needs. To enable us to continue to support the good works happening throughout our community, and to celebrate Good Neighbor Day on September 28th, please consider a donation today.