Ways to Serve on 9/11

Here are a few ideas of how you can serve the September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance. This day is the culmination of efforts that promote community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

  1. Find a local service project. You can search on JustServe.org or NationalService.gov for an upcoming opportunity in your area.
  2. Contact a local nonprofit or organization you support and see if they need assistance! They may need help even if they haven’t posted a project.
  3. Go through your home and collect items that are in good shape, but that you do not need, to donate! Winter is coming, and coats, shoes, and even eye wear can make a huge difference to those in need.
  4. Visit an aging relative or friend. If you do not have someone you could visit, look into volunteering at a hospice. They are always in need of volunteers willing to spend time with their patients.
  5. Fix up something to bring to your local fire or police station.
  6. Call your local homeless shelter/domestic violence shelter, or stop by their website, to see if they have a “wishlist”. Often, they have a list of supplies they need that can be ordered and sent right to them!
  7. Drop off supplies at your local animal shelter. They always need food!
  8. Drop off supplies at your local school!
  9. Sign up to donate blood, or organize a blood drive for your community or company.
  10. Take care of yourself. You can do a good deed by being kind to yourself, and making self-care a priority.