Ten Ideas for Summer Outreach

From www.leadingoutreach.com

18 August 2009

 

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With summer just around the corner, here are ten sure-fire ways to engage with your neighbours.


    
  1. Organize a picnic in the park and invite everyone on your block.
     
  2. Rally several friends together and go door-to-door, offering to wash people's cars.
     
  3. Plan an outdoor movie night. Get a projector and show a family-friendly movie on your garage door. Invite the whole neighbourhood.
     
  4. Start a community garden.
     
  5. Plan a game night with one or two families you'd like to know better.
     
  6. Host a backyard barbeque or karaoke night. (Or both!)
     
  7. With several friends, plan a fun-day in a local park for children and families in your community. Choose a theme, talk with the local park board, and plan activities like water balloon volleyball and three-legged races.
     
  8. Start a summer book club in your neighbourhood.
     
  9. Plan an outdoor concert in the park and give away free lemonade or candy floss.
     
  10. Organize a troupe of church volunteers to blitz the neighbourhood with offers of free lawn-mowing.
 
Find more helpful ideas at LeadingOutreach.com