The Being Neighborly VISION for cities across the nation is that we become an it takes a village type place where neighbors actively support each other in a way that fosters the highest level of livability for our city and sustainability for our planet.

neighbors helping neighbors


Our core VALUES are integrity, empowerment, community, kindness, helpfulness, generosity and inclusiveness.


Platform and Activities

Our groups can be compared to neighbors talking over the fence or sharing moments together on the front porch swing.


Sharing Ideas

Ideas come from the people and using their own resources, the people turn those ideas into reality.


Pooling Resources and Skills

When we work together as a community, our potential expands!



BeNe programs and events provide opportunities for neighbors to help each other.


Recent Neighborhood Stories

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Karen Groff Hendricks

A LIFE CHANGE TO ORDER Karen Groff Hendricks had only lived in Lake Stevens for about a year and a half when she fell ill. She didn’t have any family or friends here. Most can relate to feeling vulnerable under those conditions. She remembers really wanting someone to bring her a Ginger Ale but there...

Christine Alcaraz

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do? Christine Alcaraz has recently had several months with a series of happenings that leave her wondering and grateful. Recently her family decided to move from Mississippi expecting to live in the Fife area because her husband had lined up a job there. Then, that...
Tara and a dome

Tara Flannery

What do you do when you are new in town and don’t know anyone? You still value your old friends but realistically the convenience of spending time with someone when there is no significant commute time and no traffic to fight to get to them really does make a difference. So, maybe you have, as...

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