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In My Hood Program Launches with Aim to Promote Community Connectedness in Burlington

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont.—July 23, 2020 — The In My Hood program has launched with the intention to connect Burlington residents through kindness – random or planned and to increase social connectedness amongst one another.

Residents are encouraged to collaborate and implement changes or make new opportunities happen at a neighbourhood level, especially during this isolation period by building relationships and getting to know neighbours.

“Little things at times like these can go a long way to picking someone’s spirits up and you never know who really needs it. People who look like they’ve got it all together may be the ones struggling the most. Burlington is a community that cares so I know there is already a lot of great, neighbourly acts happening everyday. Please visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/in-my-hood to be inspired and to share your acts of kindness.”

Residents are encouraged to join the discussion and share ideas, actions or kudos on getinvolvedburlington.ca/in-my-hood.

Examples of ways to participate include:

  • Offer to pick-up groceries
  • Write a kind note for a neighbour
  • Walk someone’s dog
  • Check-in on someone
  • Bake cookies or other treats

More ideas can be found on getinvolvedburlington.ca/in-my-hood.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

The ‘In My Hood’ program is designed to help people connect with each other and promote random acts of kindness. Especially now, we need to do everything we can to come together and continue strengthening our community spirit.

*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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