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Father Joe’s Villages Announces September as Good Neighbor Month

Festivities include Soup’s On, Good Neighbor Day and Good Neighbor Dialogue

San Diego CA– It’s time to be a good neighbor, San Diego and Father Joe’s Villages and partner agencies have just the way to do that during their inaugural Good Neighbor Month in September. The month includes a variety of events to raise awareness about homelessness, encourage neighborly acts and provoke important dialogue around key homelessness issues.

“Good Neighbor Month will get us thinking about the broad spectrum of homelessness issues, the meaning of neighbors and how to help,” said Diane Stumph, interim president and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages. “Our Good Neighbor Month activities and events will appeal to many and help us end homelessness, one life at a time.”

Highlights in this year’s Good Neighbor Month include Good Neighbor Dialogue, Good Neighbor Day and Soup’s On, along with an Internet pledge to encourage San Diegans to recognize and support each other.

Good Neighbor Dialogue will convene an expert panel to discuss the impacts of homelessness on the region.

Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, September 20, encourages San Diegans to conduct a kind gesture for a neighbor in need. Many of their stories will be shared via social media.

Soup’s On is scheduled for Friday, September 26, at the Headquarters at Seaport Village. For $10, patrons will enjoy soup served in special bowls collected and hand painted by Toussaint Academy Teens, children in arts program, community members and local celebrities.

Want to get involved? Father Joe’s and partner agencies are asking San Diegans to take a pledge through the website to commit to being a good neighbor and share how they will do it—volunteer, donate clothes and goods to St. Vincent de Paul Village or any number of other acts. Proceeds benefit the programs of St. Vincent de Paul Villages.

For more information visit the Good Neighbor webpage here.