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Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 12!

January 21, 2010 SEATTLE - Celebrate Seattle's 17th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors, create new bonds and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Community groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together on February 12 (and the week of) to celebrate this day.

There are several ways to participate:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood, such as a block party, potluck or work party. Our website ( provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize your event. Once organized, post it to our online calendar (even if it's not open to the public).
  • Send a FREE Neighbor Appreciation Day greeting card to your neighbor. The cards feature winning artwork from the annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest. You can send an e-card from our website or pick up a card at Neighborhood Service Centers, community centers or public libraries, in addition to Seattle City Hall and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office (17th floor, Seattle Municipal Tower). For bulk orders, call 206-684-0719 or email
  • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. Visit our website to post your story, or send us your story and we'll post it for you.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on our online calendar. Several Seattle Parks & Recreation community centers and pools, Seattle Fire stations and other organizations have special Neighbor Appreciation Day events planned.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the thousands of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great our neighbors! For information, visit or contact Nick Allgood at (206-733-9975).

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattles neighborhoods.

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