It's a simple sign. One message...three languages...[popping up throughout the country] without any national campaign." [NPR, Dec. 9, 2016]
The sign is not meant to be political. Rather, it's simply a way of reaffirming and publicly stating a value that many -- hopefully all of us -share.
Facebook Update: July 27, 2018
NOTE: Our friends at the "original" Welcome Your Neighbors parent organization have a system in place for mailing one or more signs to your doorstep! [They also have a number of Community Pickup Centers in cities around the United States.
For more information, contact: Austin Kaufmann | 517.512.4539 | firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you learn more about the origins of the "Welcome Your Neighbors" sign movement, we've included some links below.
Downloadable PDF (Spanish, English, & Arabic)
- Crossroads (December 6, 2016): A Warm Welcome: Signs by Church Become Popular in City Yards
- NPR (December 9, 2016): A Message of Tolerance and Welcome, Spreading From Yard to Yard.
- Huffington Post (January 3, 2017): Why This Welcoming Sign Is Popping Up In Yards Across The Country.
- Eastern Mennonite University (January 30, 2017): ‘Welcome Your Neighbor’ sign continues to spread around the nation, to the delight of its creators at Immanuel Mennonite Church.
- Independent Journal Review (January 30, 2017): This Sign Has Been at Every Major Protest Since Inauguration--And It Has an Interesting Origin Story
- The Washington Post (January 31, 2017): Amid protests, church's message of welcome echoes across US.
- Lansing State Journal (February 21, 2017): Putnam: Neighborhood welcome signs join immigration debate.