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The Proud Neighbors meeting previously scheduled for August has been cancelled. Please see update below:

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is in the process of making plans for its final year.  This civic organization has been in existence since 1983 and has endeavored to improve Collingswood by  promoting historic restoration and downtown business revitalization.  

In addition to donating a large portion of its assets to the Knight Park Caretaker’s House and the Collings Knight House, the group is also earmarking a stipend as seed money for a future organization whose ideals are in alignment with those of Proud Neighbors.  In this way the group hopes to hand the torch to new volunteers who will continue to develop an awareness of, and interest in, historic preservation. 

Over the next year, Proud Neighbors will announce events that will celebrate its 40 years and give thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that have made the work of the group possible. 


2022 Proud Neighbors of Collingswood 4th of July House Decorating Contest Winners!

In first place with their home on King Avenue is Nancy and Steve Marino!

Nancy and Steve have participated year after year and the effort this year was outstanding.

In second place on Park Ave by Knights Park is Doug Dash whose large flag and bunting perfectly accented his home.

In third place on New Jersey Avenue is The Renner Family! Whose traditional cloth bunting and lined flags matched the character of the home perfectly!

And the winner of our Proud Neighbor Award this year was Lysa Morze of Lincoln Avenue who decorated the front of their duplex!

Thank you to everyone for participating, prizes of Collingswood cash will be delivered in the next two weeks!

Proud Neighbors Restoration Clinic: Front Door Repair (Success!)

We had a great time learning how to strip and repair doors with Bob, now check out what you missed!


Proud Neighbors offers grant to save historic windows

Collingswood resident, M. Walker , of Woodlawn Terrace, accepted the challenge and was awarded $200 for restoring the leaded glass window in his home.  Wood Window Restoration Grant is funded by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity to encourage historic preservation in Collingswood.  The grant (one per household; maximum $200 per property) is restricted to restortions of original windows in pre-1925 Collingswood homes or buildings.  Grants are consistent with Proud Neighbors of Collingswood civic organization’s goals of striving to maintain the historic character of our Collingswood community.  This project aims to encourage residents to maintain original house details and recognize the importance of historic windows.  Contact  for more information.