May 15-17, 2020
Our annual neighborhood event, We Are Noble, has at its heart two main goals:
1. To enjoy and celebrate each other as neighbors and so to build up this community
2. To demonstrate to those outside the community that Noble is a great place to live and to invest.
Together we've been quite successful! We're on a good path! We are beginning to see the fruits of so many different kinds of seeds that we've been planting. Together, we're continuing to cultivate for our future.
Our May 15-17 We Are Noble celebration will take on a creative new look this year as we, with all Ohioans, work to keep each other healthy. Instead of gathering at event hubs (yard sales, institution sponsored events, and parks), we're going to take it to the streets!
This year we'll express our unity around four themes:
SHOW SUPPORT SERVE SAVOR
SHOW: Display your celebration and thanks at your home
Keep these displays up from May 15 - 17, or even through Memorial Day!
Decorate your homes:
-Use signs, flags, banners, sculptures, balloons, lights - anything to show your neighbors that you are glad to live and work here.
-Fly your American or State of Ohio flag.
-Celebrate your high school or college senior by decorating the house with graduation congratulations.
-Display a sign thanking our neighbors who are health care workers, first responders, grocery and pharmacy workers, anyone serving us essentially.
-Create a display saying that Noble is #inthistogether - a big sign? a window display? maybe a manikin with a hero's cape and Covid mask?
-Make a sign that gives a shout out to your favorite Noble area feature - We heart (name the business), Thanks for (name of institution) or Home of (something or someone terrific)
-Apparently displaying (clean) Dad jokes is a thing? Maybe you'd like to display a sign in your window or lawn for others to enjoy a chuckle?
-Place stuffed animals in your window for kids to find.
-Draw chalk art and add words of encouragement on your sidewalk and driveway.
-Yes, if you represent a business or institution, make sure there's a display on its property that draws attention to it.
-YOU DECIDE how you will display your celebration of the neighborhood!
Light up the night!
- Turn on your porch light, put lights in your windows, and/or display holiday style lighting from 8:00 - 11:00 pm each night during this WE ARE NOBLE weekend (and beyond!).
SUPPORT: Donate hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and disposable products
Saturday, May 16, 10am - noon, Start Right CDC Hunger Center, 977 Caledonia
Donations received on the Winsford Road side of the building
Our neighborhood food banks are doing a terrific job of bagging up food they get from the food bank or that they purchase by the case and delivering it to our neighbors in need. Since they are supporting a greater number of people these days, any cash funds they have are used for more food purchases only.
These good folk remind us that people who don't have enough funds right now are grateful for the support from the neighborhood food pantries. However, they also don't have funds for personal hygiene products, diapers and feminine supplies, or disposable products like toilet paper, paper towels, aluminum foil, kitchen plastic wrap. Cleaning supplies are being requested more than ever. While some of these items are hard for any of us to find at a store, on your next trip, pick up a few extras and bring them to Start Right Church Food Pantry to support our neighbors.
Consider also supporting the institutions that have supported this neighborhood with a cash donation - food banks, Home Repair Resource Center, school PTAs, churches, and more.
SERVE: Choose a block and pick up litter.
There are several neighbors who have been quietly picking up litter all spring because they love our neighborhood and want to offer a gift to everyone by keeping our neighborhood clean. Join them by choosing a block or two near you and give your gift of serving those around you. It really is making a difference about how people think of our area. Then look around and notice that someone else must have picked up the litter you saw just the other day. Smile that you're not alone in serving!
SAVOR: Enjoy the neighborhood displays
- Walk or drive around the neighborhood looking for your neighbors' display of celebration and thanks.
- Enjoy the wonderful feeling that your neighbors know you are out there and they care for you and the whole neighborhood.
- Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us what you liked about the display you photographed and tell us the name of the photographer. We'll post these on our social media and give you credit!
THANK YOU for being willing to show everyone WE ARE NOBLE!
We ARE all in this together, Noble!
Click on the photo below to print a We Are Noble window sign. If you're printing with black and white, use markers or crayons to color in the buildings. Any colors will do just fine!
To print a flyer, click on either image below. Either one will let you download this front-and-back page flyer. Then, write a note in the margin and pass it out to neighbors around you. Let's see how many people we can encourage to join us for our We Are Noble 2020 weekend, May 15-17.
Click here to see accounts of our past neighborhood celebrations.
Below is a map of the Cleveland Heights area where most Noble Neighbors live. We're largely north or Mayfield and east of Taylor, and also have a strong representation from the South Noble Road area. We're so very grateful to partner with many folks who live beyond these boundaries and are also working with us to help us thrive.
Thanks to Thomas Jewell who wrote this article about us: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2020/05/we-are-noble-community-celebration-will-go-on-may-15-17-with-some-pandemic-adjustments.html
Noble residents respond to coronavirus stay-at-home by showing support to their neighbors. April photos:
Next Noble Neighbors meeting:
First Tuesday of each month, 7pm, usually. We rotate where we meet between the public meeting places in the neighborhood.
We'll meet again when we are able! In the meantime, we'll see each other at the Noble Gardeners' Market!
Reading and Action Group: Green Noble
Click here for details