It all started with one good neighbor – In 1971, Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana wrote a letter to her senator asking for recognition about the importance of neighborly relationships in forming strong, thriving communities. Her simple request began the tradition of National Good Neighbor Day, which has since been acknowledged by mayors, governors, and senators, and has also been supported by three presidential proclamations.
National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of September with the purpose of giving thanks and recognizing good neighbors. What was once a single day of recognition has grown into a larger movement supported all month long in September by Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods.
On September 28, 2014, Nextdoor will announce the winner of Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Awards. Nominate your neighbor today.