Encouraging neighbors to be FOR each other & FOR our community…

#forSalem For a Purpose

A little video about who we are and why we are for Salem…

Monthly Challenge

See what’s happening this month #forSalem and #forKeizer (and wherever you are). Get involved by taking our monthly challenge!

You can be #forSalem

and #forKeizer

Ways you can be for your neighbors wherever you are!

Pay it Backward

  • Pay for the car behind you in a drive-thru.
  • Leave an encouragement card with the attendant to pass on.
  • Wave or honk as you drive off; we even have #forSalem car-decals for your back window.

Be a Good Neighbor

  • Start with learning their names… drawing and labeling a neighborhood map helps.
  • Do the things you’d do in your backyard or inside in the front yard instead. Be available and present.
  • Host a block party or neighborhood clean-up.
  • Organize a street-directory, complete with email addresses, names of pets and kids.
  • Make a new neighbor welcome packet!

Enjoy Local Eateries

  • Ask or use your server’s name when they first take your order, then use their name throughout the meal.
  • If you’re a praying person, ask if they have needs you can pray for when you get your meal.
  • Leave an extra-generous tip when you’re done.
  • Let them know you’re #forSalem and that they matter by leaving an encouragement card on the table!

Shop Slowly

  • Help another person take back their grocery cart.
  • Let someone go ahead of you in line or pay for someone’s small items.
  • Leave an encouragement card in their shopping bag or cart.
  • Hide a few bucks and an encouragement card in some merchandise. Involve your kids if you have ’em and make it a game.

Your Local School

  • Fill out a background check with the school district and start volunteering at your neighborhood school. Ask the school office what needs they have… read with kids, help teachers with classroom tasks, monitor a lunchroom?
  • Wear your For Salem gear when you volunteer.
  • Pick up trash as you walk around the playground after hours.
  • Leave a tray of cookies and an encouragement card at the front desk for the staff to enjoy.

Redbox Surprise!

  • Put a five dollar bill and a “snacks are on me!” note in your Redbox DVD return.
  • If you don’t want to do cash, add a small gift card in the DVD case.
  • Use the #forSalem encouragement card and maybe include 2 and they’ll pass one along!
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More Ideas?

What did we miss? Contact us & submit your ideas! Maybe we can add them to our list!

Take a Monthly Challenge:

May:

“for Moms”

Past Monthly Challenges:

April:

Visit a Local Church

March:

“Saturdays #forSalem”

February:

“Show the Love”

January:

“Because they matter”

December:

Christmas Gifts #forSalem

November:

Fire Station Goodies

October:

“Boo!” Your Neighbor

September:

Pay It Backward

September:

Pay It Backward

October:

“Boo!” Your Neighbor

November:

Fire Station Goodies

December:

Christmas Gifts #forSalem

January:

“Because they matter”

February:

“Show the Love”

March:

“Saturdays #forSalem”

April:

Visit a Local Church

Get Your For Salem Swag

Send us a note if you’d like to get some For Salem cards to pass along! Use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Pictured above: encouragement cards (packs of 10), wristbands (adult & youth sizes), yard signs, t-shirts, and car decals.

Plugging In To What’s Happening

Local Salem Resources

Get Involved in what’s already going on around you – here are some local links! A great way to be #forSalem!

Following #forSalem & #forKeizer

Explore the Social Media tags and be sure to spread the love by tagging your own stories of being for Salem!

 

 

 

Thanks to those who’ve helped along the way…

We couldn’t be for Salem without you!

Are you an organization or business that wants to hop on board? Contact us!

Contact Us

Want to find out more about being for Salem? Have ideas for us to add? Want to represent with some #forSalem swag? Send us a note!

A church designed for you, #forSalem

because you matter.