Across the country, National Night Out provides a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to connect with each other and build community. This year, CommonBond senior residents at Garden Terrace Commons and Apartments in Little Canada wanted to make their event extra special.
With a resident-chosen theme of “Night to Unite,” three residents co-chaired the event and helped raise more than $400 in donations. Many residents and staff members volunteered their time. About 60 people attended, including paramedics, Little Canada city officials, and a Ramsey County sheriff. Gifts were provided for children who attended the event.
“This evening was a great example of CommonBond’s focus on community building and engagement among its residents. We support residents in taking on leadership roles in their housing communities and within the broader community,” said Wanda Anstett, the onsite Advantage Services Coordinator
Perhaps most notably, the community building focus of the evening extended beyond the event itself. Residents collected donations of school supplies, which the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office distributed to children in the surrounding area. “Night to Unite” in Little Canada is a wonderful example of CommonBond residents coming together to build new connections and vibrant communities.