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 is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

Residents, businesses, or community groups are all encouraged to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity. 

Read past stories submitted by community members about their neighbors on the Front Porch blog and in the Seattle Times.

Perform 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:

  • Sign up to volunteer somewhere.
  • Committ 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 that 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 1995, Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate "a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other." Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed this Neighbor Appreciation Day and the observance has grown every year since. 


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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