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Since 1943, the AKSARBEN Foundation Good Neighbor Award has been recognizing unselfish acts of kindness across the Heartland. The award pays tribute to the neighbors and friends who go above and beyond to make Nebraska a better place.

The nomination should cover an outstanding deed or service performed without thought of personal gain or monetary value during the past year. Past recipients have harvested crops for sick neighbors, tilled a garden for an elderly friend, organized a food and clothing donation following a tornado. Nominations are invited from community groups or individuals and cannot be for a relative of the nominator.

This recognition is to promote kindliness and helpfulness within a neighborhood or community and is not intended as a volunteer recognition for those who volunteer in multiple areas. Recipients cannot be affiliated with a business or vocation in which the deed is part of their duty.

The nomination must be described in a paragraph narration that can be used on the certificate and subsequent publications that honor all Good Neighbors. Recipients will be asked to supply an electronic photo that can be published with the recognition. Recipients receive a unique AKSARBEN Good Neighbor lapel pin and certificate signed by presidents of AKSARBEN Foundation and Omaha World Herald. Local county fairs include the Good Neighbor award presentation in their festivities.

Applications are accepted from January to May 31st of each year. Nominations are kept anonymous unless otherwise noted.

Congratulations to our recipients! (See PDF below)

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