Get to Know Your Neighbors
Vibrant, lively, safe, and well-kept neighborhoods are ones that have engaged residents who work together to resolve issues and take action to make their neighborhood great! These neighborhoods have a high level of safety and crime prevention, because neighbors that know each other are likely to look out for one another and respond to suspicious activity. Also, neighbors with strong ties to each other and their area are more likely to work together to make positive changes to the appearance of their neighborhood and tackle issues together. A positive neighborhood means a happier you - if your neighbor is happy that can increase your happiness by 34%.
Host a Neighborhood Activity
Neighborhood Group: Start or join a Neighborhood Watch group to enhance safety in the neighborhood, or an iWatch group to address speeding vehicles in the neighborhood, or an Adopt-A-Street group to clean up litter along a section of a road.
Block Party: Neighborhood block parties are a fun way to build neighborhood connections. Host a block party with your neighbors throughout the year or on special days such as National Night Out or Good Neighbor Day.
Neighborhood Yard Sales: A neighborhood garage sale brings people together and finds new homes for unneeded items.
Fire Hydrant Painting Project - Freshly painted fire hydrants liven up a neighborhood and are more visible to fire fighters during an emergency. This project is set up for groups of five to 15 community members.
Take Part in a Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project
Paint-A-Thon with Brothers Redevelopment - Groups from civic or faith-based organizations and businesses located in Thornton volunteer to paint the homes of low-income Thornton seniors during this summer event. This is a project for groups of 10 or more.
Senior Yard Clean-up Project with The Senior Hub - Volunteers trim bushes and shrubs, remove limbs and leaves, repair fences, restore gardens, clean out sheds and garages, paint porches and decks for Thornton seniors. Get involved in the Community
Community Gardens - Residents can join one of several Thornton community gardens. The City, Keep Thornton Beautiful, and the Adams County Community Gardens CO-OP partner to provide supply and water rebates and technical assistance.
Rake-Up Colorado! - Volunteers get together to rake at least 250 yards for seniors residing in Adams county on November 11 and 12. This event is coordinated by Volunteers of America.