In the past, NHHA has celebrated Good Neighbor Day with thank you notes and balloons, fire station donations, children's hospital toy collections, and a blood drive. This year, we'd like to honor and celebrate our immediate good neighbors by encouraging block parties on Saturday, September 28. We saw a lot of helping hands after the big storm in early June, and we think this is a great way to show appreciation for the wonderful folks around us and build more camaraderie in case a severe weather event befalls us again in the future. Start reaching out to your neighbors to see who is interested in hosting and helping. You can make it a lawn party or a progressive party where you visit a few different houses for different courses - whatever works best for you. Just make it fun! NHHA can help with coordination in the next couple weeks if you are having trouble getting traction. We can also donate some drinks and name tags to your event once you have confirmation it's happening! After your plans are underway, let us know, and we can help get the word out so neighbors know where to gather.
For the past few years, NHHA has celebrated National Good Neighbor Day in late September by recognizing the kind and thoughtful people who live around us, facilitating donations of goods and gift cards for our Dallas Fire & Rescue First Responders, and collecting toys and stuffed animals for children undergoing treatment at Medical City Children's Hospital. This year, NHHA partnered with Carter BloodCare to host a blood donation drive in honor of National Good Neighbor Day. Carter is the primary blood supplier to more than 200 medical facilities and there are about 600 to 800 patients daily who require blood transfusions. Blood products are certainly needed during emergencies, but everyday activities require them too - surgeries, C-section deliveries, transplants, anemia, cancer treatments, etc. What better way to be a Good Neighbor than by donating something that could save a life? To make it easy, we brought the Carter BloodCare bus to the YouFit parking lot at 7989 Belt Line Rd (located in the Spring Creek Village shopping center at the northwest corner of Coit and Belt Line). Snacks, drinks, and a thank you gift were provided after donation. We are very grateful to the residents who supported our [...]
For the past few years, NHHA has celebrated National Good Neighbor Day by recognizing residents who exemplified what it means to be a Good Neighbor. We celebrated the kind and thoughtful people around us and expressed our gratitude for the sense of community we enjoy in our neighborhood. Last year, we expanded the program to acknowledge our nearby Dallas Fire & Rescue First Responders for the Good Neighbors that they are. Our efforts facilitated the donation of more than $8,000 worth of goods and gift cards from our residents and NHHA. In 2017, the NHHA Board wanted to focus on the youngest among us. We decided to be a Good Neighbor to Medical City Children's Hospital on Forest Lane. This health care facility offers world-class pediatric specialties including congenital heart surgery, hematology and oncology, craniofacial surgery, kidney transplant, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. In addition, Medical City Children's Hospital has urgent care and the highest level of neonatal care available in Dallas. After Hurricane Harvey recently ravaged south Texas, a few patients were transferred to Medical City from affected areas. When our young neighbors have to spend their birthday or a beloved holiday, or worse, years of their life, in the hospital, [...]