Community Connections 

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To build the social fabric of our communities, people need opportunities to get to know one another and develop relationships. If neighbors meet one another, identify commonalities and appreciate differences, then they are more likely to feel connected and support one another in times of need.


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tactics for giving to foster community   connections
Examples of giving to foster community connections:

  • Local community spaces or events that provide programming and opportunities for people to meet and build relationships
  • Programs or organizations that work to increase interfaith and cross-cultural understanding
  • Neighborhood or cultural groups that bring people together to share resources and build social networks
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