Join In

Small acts of kindness can make a big impact.

We all have the power to create a more welcoming nation. Join our effort to make sure everyone in your community feels like they belong.

Ask your local library to create a list of children's books that tell stories of belonging and inclusion.
Donate books with stories of belonging and inclusion to a local school.
Hear a sermon about belonging.
Learn about why we all need to feel like we belong.
Make a playlist of songs that speak to creating a more welcoming world and share with others. Follow this link to find easy steps for creating and sharing your new playlist.
Record an interview remotely with someone who has made you feel like you belong and share!
Send a note to a new neighbor or colleague asking to connect remotely for coffee.
Set up a text thread with your neighbors to stay connected.
Using social media - run a 5-day story on how you are creating belonging in your community. Share using the hashtag #belongingbeginswithus
Write a 10 word 'story' that describes what 'belonging' means to you and share it on social media using #BelongingBeginswithUs
Ask your faith leader to give a sermon about belonging.
Build a little free library in your yard and share your stories of belonging with people in your neighborhood.
Invite a friend from a different background to cook with you to teach you how to make their favorite food over Zoom.
Join a book club that commits to learning about new people, places and ideas and makes you feel like you belong.
Join a dog walking group and get to know other dog owners in your community.
Join a guided conversation with people who hold different viewpoints.
Record a short video clip, celebrating a friend, neighbor or colleague who has made you feel welcome. Share using the hashtag #belongingbeginswithus
Seek out mentoring opportunities at your local YMCA and give someone the gift of belonging.
Set up a virtual recipe exchange in your community.
Say hello to someone new when walking your dog.
Put a sign in your yard that makes others feel welcome.
Write a welcoming card for a new person in your work or home community telling them you're glad they're here.
Say hello to someone new when walking your dog.
Learn about why we all need to feel like we belong.
Put a sign in your yard that makes others feel welcome.
Hear a sermon about belonging.
Write a 10 word 'story' that describes what 'belonging' means to you and share it on social media using #BelongingBeginswithUs
Ask your local library to create a list of children's books that tell stories of belonging and inclusion.
Send a note to a new neighbor or colleague asking to connect remotely for coffee.
Using social media - run a 5-day story on how you are creating belonging in your community. Share using the hashtag #belongingbeginswithus
Record an interview remotely with someone who has made you feel like you belong and share!
Make a playlist of songs that speak to creating a more welcoming world and share with others. Follow this link to find easy steps for creating and sharing your new playlist.
Donate books with stories of belonging and inclusion to a local school.
Set up a text thread with your neighbors to stay connected.
Write a welcoming card for a new person in your work or home community telling them you're glad they're here.
Join a dog walking group and get to know other dog owners in your community.
Build a little free library in your yard and share your stories of belonging with people in your neighborhood.
Ask your faith leader to give a sermon about belonging.
Invite a friend from a different background to cook with you to teach you how to make their favorite food over Zoom.
Join a guided conversation with people who hold different viewpoints.
Join a book club that commits to learning about new people, places and ideas and makes you feel like you belong.
Set up a virtual recipe exchange in your community.
Record a short video clip, celebrating a friend, neighbor or colleague who has made you feel welcome. Share using the hashtag #belongingbeginswithus
Seek out mentoring opportunities at your local YMCA and give someone the gift of belonging.