Hello Neighbor

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We’ve had the privilege of a front-row seat as Sloane Davidson went from hosting a family Thanksgiving dinner (including some refugees as guests) to running a major refugee assimilation nonprofit. She saw how simply having dinner together could form important bonds between refugees and their new American neighbors. This helped the refugees and immigrant family adapt to the unfamiliar ways of the neighborhood they now call home, and helped the Americans form friendships with people with whom they might have thought they had little in common. From experiments with a few families, Hello Neighbor has grown to include not just family dinners, but large community events, and local bake sales of the delicious specialties people brought from their home countries. Here’s proof that one person and a simple idea can grow into a humanitarian movement.

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