A Caring Community

Our members value one another and care about the wellbeing of others. 

Exhibiting kindness and doing good deeds for others is what we’re about, individually and collectively.

Thoughtful gestures, a helping hand and hospitality are trademarks of women at The Table.

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What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

-Jane Goodall

Practicing Kindness

When it comes to kindness, we never reach the finish line.
Our actions shape our heart & the world around us.

Return Your Cart
(& a stray)

Leave Distance &
Let Them In

(& don’t cut in)

In a public restroom, pick up paper towels that have landed on the floor

(using a paper towel)

Hold the door for the person behind you

(even if you have to wait 6 seconds)

Make eye contact & say “hello” to people you pass in the street or parking lot

Introduce yourself to a few neighbors and exchange numbers

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

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One is Better than None

 Your actions make a difference.

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Kitchen Aid

If you know someone is out of town, offer to drop off a handful of staple groceries upon their return. (They can pay you back)

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Compliments Abound

Give a compliment a day for a week.
Better yet, never stop.

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Two for One

Before going to the grocery store, hardware store or Costco, ask your neighbors if they need anything.

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Buy Some Stamps

Send a card to someone in your life & let them know you care about them.

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Double That

Double a recipe and give some away.

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Start Your Day a Happy Way

Before heading off, send a text to someone saying something nice or telling them why you appreciate them.

We’re making kindness a way of life

because the world is hungry for kindness

My friend lost her husband to glioblastoma. I asked her recently what helped her family cope and she said: People in the community brought us meals several days a week for a year and a half. None of us escapes hardship but when we’re not overcome by it, we can care for someone who is.

-Renee Smith, Founder of The Table

caring for others

Together, We’re Better

Observing the Opportunity. Mobilizing our Members.

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Conspire to Encourage

My neighbor’s daughter asked to setup a lemonade stand. Are there 5 other women who can stop & buy a cup from 2-3pm today?

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Lighten a Load

A storm left lots of debris in my neighbor’s yard and she’s elderly. Are there a few women who can help me pick up branches and sticks from 9-10am this Saturday?

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Help the Hurting

I know someone who just left an abusive spouse. She is in need of a dresser and a floor lamp. Do you have one to spare?

We’re ready and willing to help.

The request and response meet at The Table.


(adjective) characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, or kind.

When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.
Jennifer Pahlka

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
Eric Hoffer

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?…
Mister Rogers

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Mother Theresa

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.
Richard Whatley

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.

-Charles Lamb

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Life Without a Ledger

Four years. A family of four. A childfree couple.

I can’t tell you how it started but it’s been going on for years. The dynamics between me and my husband and our next door neighbors look like this:

When I go into the office for work, my neighbor lets our dog out. Sometimes I pay her, sometimes I forget.

When our lawn guy comes to mow, sometimes I pay him to cut my neighbors’ front lawn (to spare them their push mower).

When the neighbor bakes, she sends cupcakes to our doorstep. 

When I make quiche some Saturday mornings, I double the batch and make one for them.

When I’m short an onion, one appears on my porch. 

When they’re in need of cinnamon, I ring their doorbell with the bottle in-hand.

When my husband prepares pork, we tell them when it’s coming off the smoker.

When our bushes need trimmed, they loan us their trimmer.

When their heat goes out, we offer our house.

When I go to the grocery store, I pickup the jar of sauce they need for supper.

When their tomatoes are ripe, they share.

When we leave on a trip, we give them our produce instead of throwing it out.

And on it goes.

Choosing to be thoughtful doesn’t guarantee reciprocity, but it invites it. Helping others is its own reward. 

Renee, The Table