There are some great Kirkland community Facebook pages that I want to make sure you know about. You'll have thousands of local friends instantly! There are lots of great sharing and good neighborly efforts happen here every day.....
Be Neighborly Kirkland- You'll find a wide variety of questions and discussions on this closed Facebook group. Pretty soon you'll be chatting it up with other random citizens. Finding pets, giving recommendations, and then you'll look at your watch and wonder how the last hour just disappeared. Here's a description from their page (note they also have Rules of Engagement):
What's all this Be Neighborly Kirkland about?
There is only ONE mission for this group: BE NEIGHBORLY!
characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, or kind.
synonyms: obliging, helpful, friendly, kind, amiable, amicable, affable, genial, agreeable, hospitable, companionable, well disposed, civil, cordial, good-natured, nice, pleasant, generous; considerate, thoughtful, unselfish, decent
We are a positive space for neighbors to come together to learn more about each other and this lovely place we call home. We are centered in Kirkland but we welcome neighbors in towns to the north, east, west and south to join us.
Share your humor, your challenges and your life to the extent you are comfortable.
We are building a community, one member and one post at a time.
Buy Nothing Kirkland- This closed Facebook group has thousands of members in Kirkland, and the concept is one that has caught on all over the country. Kirkland is divided up into 6 or so areas (South, Northeast, Finn Hill, Juanita, etc). It's a way to "pay it forward" in your own city. Their mission is to offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors.
Their site encourages participation by saying:
Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share creatively. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.
By joining a Buy Nothing Project group, you agree to abide by our Mission and Rules.
You can join one group only, the group where you live so you can literally “give where you live.” This is what builds community. Learn more about "Buy Nothing" here.