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Celebrate Neighbor Day by performing and honoring acts of kindness

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 6 by indulging in and amplifying acts of kindness in their community. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make our city a great place to live. Residents, businesses, and community groups throughout Seattle are all invited to participate.

Share Your Stories

Neighbor Day is the perfect opportunity to amplify the acts of kindness you have experienced and honor the people who have gone the extra mile to support their community.

If there is a person, business, or organization that you would like to honor, we encourage you to nominate them for Neighbor Day recognition! Submit a nomination by May 1 at

In the week leading up to Neighbor Day, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will highlight your stories on their social media platformsnewsletter, blog, and in local media.

Perform Acts of Kindness

Neighbor Day provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with neighbors, friends, and communities through small acts of generosity.  Here are just a few ideas:

  • Visit a Seattle Fire Department Station for a Neighbor Day Meet & Greet
  • Attend the Garfield Community Center Neighbor Day Open House & Garden Workparty
  • Host or lead a volunteer effort in your neighborhood for One Seattle Day of Service on May 20. Register at
  • Host a neighborhood potluck.
  • Buy and deliver groceries for a neighbor in need.
  • Organize a game, sporting event, block party, or group art project.
  • Have a neighborhood treasure hunt.
  • Start a Neighborhood Joy Board or outdoor art gallery.
  • Help neighbors that are homebound with yard work/weeding.
  • Organize a neighborhood cleanup effort.
  • Drop flowers or a thank you note at a neighbor’s mailbox/walkway.
  • Cook a meal or make a treat for your neighbors.
  • Create a Little Free Pantry in your neighborhood.
  • Organize a food drive for your local food bank.

Get Funding

If you would like to plan a community event or project in honor of Neighbor Day, consider applying for a Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) grant. The NMF Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for grassroots projects that build stronger communities. Community groups can request up to $5,000 to help fund Neighbor Day planning efforts and activities. For information on the application process, visit our website, call 206-233-0093, or email

Be sure to share your stories to inspire others. Use #NeighborDay and #OneSeattle on social media to tell us about an act of kindness you performed or witnessed.

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