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Melvin's Appreciation Cards


Melvin Cards is the Neighborhood’s way of spreading goodwill. We all encounter people in our daily routine that we just want to go over and give big hug to. These are people who are especially nice at the restaurant you went to for lunch; or those people who give up their seat on a bus for someone not as able. The list of what these “positive people” do is limited only by the size of their hearts, and the size of yours to recognize them. These are the people you want in your community.

These people are also the backbone of Melvin’s Neighborhood and its efforts to empower and revitalize the communities of America and beyond. This is where Melvin Cards come in. Imagine if every time you ran across one of these people, instead of just giving them a compliment or an acknowledgement – you gave them physical proof of their goodness and positive vibes. Melvin Cards are this proof. The size of a business card, these tokens of acknowledgement tell them they are wonderful.

When a Resident joins the Neighborhood, the representative of the Front Porch gives the new Resident five cards and explains the purpose of them; and directs them to the URL that further explains the program. These new ambassadors can then pass on the cards to others they deem worthy. And then … on and on and on. And if one of the recipients wishes to be ambitious and spread the goodwill even further, additional cards are available at any Neighborhood Front Porch (merchant, etc.).

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