Missouri Good Neighbor Week 2022


Help us celebrate Missouri Good Neighbor Week to foster compassion and respect for our neighbors as well as lasting relationships. We invite you to observe the week as part of the 10,000 Acts of Neighboring Challenge. The week begins on National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28) and goes seven days in Missouri (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in 2022).

New in 2022, individuals can report an act of neighbor, or nominate a neighbor of the year, or do both.

First, we invite you to participate in our 10,000 Acts of Neighboring Challenge. Acts of neighboring are often simple gestures that help us be a good neighbor, lift up others, or make our community a place we love. The goal is for Missouri residents to document 10,000 acts of kindness toward neighbors. Tell us what neighboring action you or your family did during the week. Each of these actions helps celebrate Missouri Good Neighbor Week and contributes to research on the "state of neighboring" in Missouri. By reporting your act of neighboring, you are also entering our random drawing for prizes.

Your Act of Neighboring


Second, you can also nominate someone in your county for the "Neighbor of the Year" award. Preference will be shown to nominees who are engaged neighbors or neighborhood connectors –- meaning they connect others through events, service or social interaction. Recognition of the nominated "Neighbor of the Year" in each county will be presented in Missouri cities and counties that have a partnering individual or organization. A list of partner counties and towns will be available the week before Missouri Good Neighbor Week begins.

Most Engaged Neighbor Nomination


Special Statewide Neighbor Awards will also be presented in recognition of the Missouri Neighboring Project of the Year, Diversity Award, Best of Rural Missouri Award, and the Judges Choice Award.

Your participation helps us to build partnerships for funding future good neighbor weeks, contributes to the research being done on neighboring, and makes it possible to build an expanding database of great neighboring ideas.

Cost: Free

Contact: David Burton, [email protected], 417-881-8909 


Statewide Partners:
University of Missouri Extension
The Hopeful Neighborhood Network

County Sponsors:
Participating counties have their own local sponsors.

For example, in Greene County the local sponsor is the Greene County Extension Council

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