Friday, July 13, 2007

Celebrate Nametag Day at Fenway Park!

Earlier this year I posted about my friend Joseph Porcelli from The Nametag Project. He and his volunteers have been wearing his nametags everyday.

Well, great news! This Sunday, June 15, The Boston Police Department will be distributing 40,000 nametags at Fenway Park for "Nametag Day" when the Red Sox play the Blue Jays!

Joseph has taken a philanthropic approach to nametags. So far, he's encouraged 6,000 people to wear a nametag for a day in the name of community building and gotten 30 people to join him/us for the rest of the year.

The goal of Nametag Day at Fenway Park is simple: to encourage people to get to know their neighbors.

BPD would also like for people to participate in National Night Out. They see nametags as a great crime prevention and community building tool.

According to Porcelli, "When neighbors know each others name, their more likely to watch out for each other, which in turn reduces crime."

Would you wear a nametag for social or community building purpose?

Invite your neighbors over for a Neighborhood Social. Give nametags to everybody. Share your experiences here!

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag

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