In observance of the federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance, we ask that you participate in a simple act of service to help others.
Performing a good deed in your community promotes unity and understanding while honoring those killed and injured on 9/11, as well as the many rescue and recovery personnel and members of our military who bravely rose in service in response to the 9/11 attacks.
UWMOC is offering 11 ways to give back in honor of September 11 National Day of Service:
HELP KEEP A CHILD WARM THIS WINTER
Participate in UWMOC's 10th Annual Warmest Wishes Coat Drive for local children in need. Donate a new winter coat in toddler sizes 3T-4T or youth sizes Extra Small - Extra Large, or make a monetary donation to the drive. Learn more about how you can participate: uwmoc.org/WarmestWishes
SUPPORT OUR BASIC NEEDS INITIATIVE
Collect basic needs items or host a drive to help UWMOC bridge the gaps in basic needs for our most vulnerable population. Click here to learn more.
GIVE A SENIOR CITIZEN COMFORT
Participate in our Senior Comfort Bag project for isolated seniors in our community. Help brighten the day of senior citizens with a uniquely created bag of comfort items. Click here to learn more.
- THANK A FIRST RESPONDER
Say thank you to our local first responders - including police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors and nurses - by writing a letter of gratitude or delivering coffee or food to brighten their day.
KEEP OUR LOCAL BEACHES CLEAN
Register for an upcoming beach sweep at one of our local beaches to help keep our community clean. Click here for more information.
COLLECT NEW BOOKS
Collect new or gently used children's books to start or add to kids' at-home libraries and encourage a love of reading.
WORK IN A LOCAL GARDEN
Help beautify our community by helping to harvest fruits and vegetables or doing a garden cleanup! Learn more about volunteering in the garden of one of our local partners: fulfillnj.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/
Since the pandemic, there has been an unprecedented blood shortage throughout the nation. Donate blood to save a life: redcrossblood.org
THANK A TEACHER
Our valued teachers are forever reaching into to their own funds to provide tools for their students. Send in a few extra school supplies in with your child or deliver them to a local school to thank a teacher for all they do for our children.
REGISTER TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Register to volunteer throughout the year on UWMOC’s online volunteer center. Over 250 local nonprofits let you know who they are, what they do and post opportunities for you make a difference in your community: uwmoc.org/volunteer
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
Support the mission of UWMOC to bridge the gaps to education, financial stability and health for every person in our community: uwmoc.org/give