9/11 Day

9/11 Day logo - visit 911day.org

The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become an important National Day of Service in America, known as 9/11 Day. It is a time when Americans are asked to join together in unity, remember those lost on 9/11, and if possible, perform Good Deeds or other acts of service as a positive tribute to the 9/11 victims, as well as first responders and military personnel who rose in service in response to the attacks.

This year, we are participating “virtually” through a special program called “9/11 Day At Home,” also in remembrance of the many people lost to COVID-19. There’s no cost or required donation involved. Our goal is to inspire one million acts of service, both in honor of the victims of 9/11, as well as those who have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19.

To participate, visit 911day.org for virtual service opportunities, or choose from our list of local opportunities below!

11 Local Good Deeds for UWMOC's 9/11 Day At Home

Share your Good Deeds on social media using #911Day and #UWMOC

  1. Take just 5 minutes to make a huge difference in your local community by completing your 2020 census. NJ could lose over $7 billion of federal funding if we don’t respond now. TAKE ACTION - visit my2020census.gov
     
  2. Send a thank you note to a local hero healthcare worker or first responder by participating in our United in Gratitude project
     
  3. Purchase a new coat for a local child in need through UWMOC’s Warmest Wishes Coat Drive
     
  4. Put together a Senior Comfort Bag for an isolated senior citizen in our community
     
  5. Help create a more diverse home library for a child in need. Purchase a book and send it to UWMOC for one of our literacy programs
     
  6. Create home-made book marks for UWMOC’s literacy programs
     
  7. Take a family walk or bike ride in your neighborhood and say hello to everyone on your journey
     
  8. Wash your family car and maybe include a neighbor’s car as well
     
  9. Make a no-sew blanket for a family in need
     
  10. Call a neighbor before you go to the store to see if they need anything
     
  11. Cook a meal or bake a dessert for a friend or neighbor

 

For more information, please contact our Director of Volunteer Engagement, Jackie Liguori.

 

Example Social Media Posts

I’m participating in @911day to make the world a better place in remembrance of those lost on 9/11. You can help at 911day.org. Let’s #NeverForget what we’re capable of doing together #911day #UWMOC

@911day is dedicated to making the world a better place one good deed at a time in tribute to those lost on 9/11. You can participate by performing a good deed at 911day.org #911day #UWMOC

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I completed a good deed
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I'm pledging to be kind
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Never forget