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
- 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
- Send a thank you note to a local hero healthcare worker or first responder by participating in our United in Gratitude project
- Purchase a new coat for a local child in need through UWMOC’s Warmest Wishes Coat Drive
- Put together a Senior Comfort Bag for an isolated senior citizen in our community
- 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
- Create home-made book marks for UWMOC’s literacy programs
- Take a family walk or bike ride in your neighborhood and say hello to everyone on your journey
- Wash your family car and maybe include a neighbor’s car as well
- Make a no-sew blanket for a family in need
- Call a neighbor before you go to the store to see if they need anything
- 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