I wasn’t planning another post this month, but just in case anyone in the greater Puget Sound area or abroad missed this story, I wanted to repeat it here at Eat Play Thaw. The community is growing with more and more ‘neighbors’ wanting to thaw the Seattle Freeze. All info below is taken from Seattle CityClub’s website. I highly recommend following their blog for ideas! And, by the way, thank you to my #NiceNeighbors Jenny & Jerry for pulling our neighbors together for National Night Out for “cookies in the cul-de-sac.” Inviting is contagious. Pass it on….
Seattle CityClub teamed up with the Seattle Police Department on the annual Seattle Night Out Against Crime to promote neighborliness and thaw the “Seattle Freeze.” This night provides an opportunity for neighbors to close off their streets, hold block parties, meet new neighbors and build community. Do you know someone who is a good neighbor? Share your stories on social media using #NiceNeighbor today!
According to Seattle CityClub’s 2014 Civic Health Index, our region ranks 1st in citizen involvement, 3rd in volunteering and 6th in voting in local elections. We have vibrant civic institutions, active voters, innovative social entrepreneurs and a strong culture of volunteerism. But we are not perfect. Our region currently ranks 37th in giving or receiving favors from our neighbors frequently and 48th in talking to our neighbors.
This is why we’ve teamed up with the Seattle Police Department on the annual Seattle Night Out Against Crime to promote neighborliness and thaw the “Seattle Freeze.” Seattle Night Out Against Crime is a tradition embedded in neighborhoods throughout Seattle.
Leading up to this event (or after), we encourage you to tell us about your #NiceNeighbor. If you are not able to participate in Seattle Night Out, this is your opportunity to show others what being a nice neighbor means to you. Please share good deeds on Twitter or Facebook using #NiceNeighbor. Follow us on Twitter to get ideas on how you can help your neighbor!