If you’re looking for a way to help people, look no further than this blog. Americans move an average of once every eight years so it’s easy to find a newcomer within your community. September is an especially opportune month for helping those newbies in your community as the new school year begins.
Here are some tips to find newcomers who would love a friendly smile
1) Ring the doorbell on the door where a moving van is parked. A quick “Hi, welcome to the community,” is enough for those directing furniture in their house. If you are really brave and live nearby, leave your email address or a phone number for any questions about the community. …Go ahead, be brave and bold!
2) Talk to the teachers in your child’s class. See if anyone has moved recently. Then, teach your child how to show hospitality by talking to that new kid and including them in any group plans. (Do I hear an over-stressed, newly relocated mother in the background weeping and crying, “Yes,”?).
3) Direct newcomers to www.ChangingZipCodes.com especially to the article,
A Remodeled Life. It’s the times of upheavls that make us think about our values in life. Yes, this is an unabashed plug but it’s all for a good cause, helping newcomers adjust to a community.
I need lots of volunteers to join this army of encouragers. Please sign up and help. No dues required, no junk mail, sent and I don’t sell your phone number. I have you on my email list because you have been supportive of this website in the past. Thanks for being there!
Special Note: I will have some personal stories from women who have recently moved and want to share their stories. Watch for PeggySue, and Laura in future blogs. These talented, professional writers have their own insights into the moving game.