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WhitePages Neighbors & National Good Neighbor Day $25 Amazon GC 9/29

I bet you didn't know that September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day?  I personally think it's a great way to forge new friendships and increase neighborhood cohesion.  In the "old" days, people were much attuned and involved with each other, helped one another and looked out for one another.  It seems people are just too busy to have those relationships as much anymore.  When we moved, I inquired with the owners of the property on how the neighbors were and she confided in me that she never met them and they were all quiet.  I thought that it was good they were quiet but sad that there is no community involvement.  The second day we were here, a neighbor from across the street introduced himself to us so that was promising.

When the idea came across to Becky Mattson of Montana in the early 70's, she moved forward with getting official proclamations from three presidents and numerous governors.  There are many ways to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day and some are easier than you would think:

  • A simple wave or smile is one very easy way.
  • Invite your neighbor over for dinner.
  • Help one of your neighbors with something they might be doing like carrying in groceries, lawn work, etc.
  • Hold a block party to get all your neighbors involved.
The goal is to get to know your neighbors and this is an easy and great way to do so as you never know when you might meet your future best friend or your life saver.  WhitePages Neighbors can help you set up a party and get to know who your neighbors are with a few clicks of the mouse.  Just click on WhitePages Neighbors to find your neighbors and you can see how easy it is on YouTube:

I actually used this feature as my daughter ran for a grant last month and I wanted to personally request items from my neighbors so I printed out their names so I could sent them requests.  It's a great feature especially if you are needing your neighbor's help or want to plan a community function like a block party, yard sale or any event.  As part of the National Good Neighbor Day, you can enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card by just telling me what you might do or did to celebrate the your neighbors!  Please complete the form below.

*Disclosure: I will receive an Amazon gift card in exchange for this post and giveaway.

WhitePages Neighbors: Win $100 Cash & Host a BlockParty Giveaway 7/31: Closed

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Mari said...
I follow. I have organized a block party, when we welcomed our foster son to our home.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com


Community awareness and socialization can be key to the health of a neighborhood.  Before we rented our existing house, I asked the owner how the neighbors were and she confided that she never met them.  I think that's sad especially given the proximity of the houses to one another.  Back in the day of our parents, it was common to know and look out for each other which also made a neighborhood safer.  I hear about people having block parties but have never participated in one.  I also like the aspect of having a community you can rely on as who doesn't need friends?  With a new feature from WhitePages, you can organize a block party with their BlockParty organizer and it's FREE not to mention easy.


Direct from WhitePages, "Despite the fact that most American adults who have neighbors (93%) say it’s important for neighbors to look out for each other’s safety, a new survey conducted online in June 2011 by Harris Interactive on behalf of WhitePages found that more of them can identify most of their neighbors’ cars (47%) than most of their neighbors’ first names (41%) and that more of them (27%) know most of their neighbors’ pets more than most of their neighbors’ kids (24%). National Night Out is coming up on August 2nd, which 37 million People participated in last year. In partnership with National Night Out, WhitePages would like to help people plan even more block parties this year to help neighbors get to know each other (organize Neighborhood Watch programs, plan block parties, organize play dates, organize garage sales)."

I love this concept and think it's the perfect time to reach out to your neighbors!  The new WhitePages Neighbors products will allow you an aerial map of the location you enter along with U.S. household contact information.  For those that might be concerned about this data being available, you can opt to claim and edit your listing.

Did I mention that it's easy to use?  Just enter your address and click get started.  Once you are on the aerial map, you can claim your residence and edit how you desire.  Either create a WhitePages account or utilize your existing Facebook information for quicker access.  Then pick the neighbors you want, and an auto-send a first class postcard will be sent for FREE!  You can even view the RSVPs online.


Sunday is the last day you can get your Block Party invites out in time for a National Night Out Block Party on August 2nd. 

Here’s a how-to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXDRZwjF31A


To Enter:

Follow my blog and tell me if you have ever organized a block party before.

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Giveaway ends 7/31 at midnight (mountain standard time) - US only please!

*Disclaimer:  I was provided the opportunity to host a giveaway.  I was not compensated for this post.
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