Love Your Neighbor Week


Today is the beginning of what we call Love Your Neighbor Week. I hope you’ll take time to invest in your God-given relationships this week of those who live closest to you or whom you interact with on a daily basis. Here are a few ideas:

Ideas for Children

 

  • Bake goods for a fire or police station
  • Take stuffed animals to the children’s hospital wing
  • Take coloring books to a doctor’s office
  • Give out free lemonade on the front lawn
  • Take dog or cat treats to a veterinary hospital
  • Make bookmarks and hand them out at a library or hospital
  • Take dog food or cat food to an animal shelter
  • Make crafts for local city officials to use as office décor

 

Ideas for Teens

  • Wash windows in a parking lot
  • Take a pie to an elderly neighbor
  • Rake someone’s leaves
  • Take up a neighbor’s trash cans
  • Trim a neighbor’s bushes
  • Sweep a neighbor’s patio
  • Wash someone’s car for free
  • Volunteer at a nursing home
  • Clean bathrooms at a local business
  • Plant flowers in a neighbor’s flower box
  • Offer to babysit for free

 

Ideas for Adults

  • Pay for the person behind you at a drive-through
  • Bring in baked goods to the office
  • Fill a coworker’s candy dish
  • Fill a coworker’s fridge with water
  • Buy a coworker coffee , a snack, or lunch unexpectedly
  • Take a roll of quarters to the laundromat and distribute them
  • Place a tissue box on a coworker’s desk
  • Bring hot chocolate mix and marshmallows to the break room
  • Buy a newspapers for  the office or your neighbor
  • Bring flowers to work and share them
  • Treat a coworker to fresh fruit
  • Give out stamps at the post office
  • Leave a flower on a windshield or desk
  • Paint ladies’ nails or do makeup at a nursing home
  • Clean bathrooms at a local business
  • Meet the mailman with a bottle of water
  • Volunteer to be a tutor in a public school
  • Business owners: donate a percentage of revenue for the week to a special cause
  • Serve refreshments to customers at a retail center
  • Let your staff leave work an hour early
  • Leave an extra big tip for the waiter/waitress
  • Offer to return a shopping cart for someone loading a car
  • Let the person behind you in the grocery line go first
  • Slip some money to someone who you know is having financial difficulty
  • Leave money in the vending machine for the next person to get a treat

 

Ideas for Families

  • Take baked goods to a fire or police station
  • Take baked goods to a neighbor
  • Take stuffed animals to the children’s hospital wing
  • Take coloring books or magazines to a doctor’s office
  • Take a pie to an elderly neighbor
  • Rake someone’s leaves
  • Visit the elderly in a retirement community
  • Take your dog to a retirement community
  • Take a bag of groceries to a needy family
  • Make bookmarks and hand them out at a library or hospital
  • Plant flowers in a neighbor’s flower box

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