Neighbor Day

Neighbor Day: Saturday, May 4, 2024

We invite all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024 by indulging in random acts of kindness.

Neighbor Day began in 1995 as a proclamation from Mayor Norm Rice as “a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bond to each other.” Each year, we encourage people to use Neighbor Day as inspiration to connect with their neighbors and indulge in random acts of kindness. Whether it's a friendly chat over the fence, a small gesture of appreciation, or organizing a neighborhood potluck, these small actions can make a big difference. Need a little altruistic inspiration? Check out our Easy Acts of Kindness list below!

Easy Acts of Kindness

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

  • Commit to volunteering on One Seattle Day of Service.
  • Drop flowers or a kind note at neighbor’s mailbox/walkway.
  • 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 who are homebound with yard work/weeding.
  • Organize a neighborhood cleanup effort.
  • Cook a meal or make a treat for your neighbors.
  • Donate materials to or create a Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library in your neighborhood.
  • Organize a food drive for your local food bank.

In previous years, we asked community members to nominate folks who have gone above and beyond to give back to be recognized for Neighbor Day. Read past Neighbor Day highlights on the Front Porch blog and in the Seattle Times.


Jenifer Chao, Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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