Our mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity on 9/11 each year. In this way we hope to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy -- annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance, and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
How to Participate
The idea is very simple: Just set aside a little time this 9/11 to plan or perform at least one good deed that helps someone else who may need assistance, or to support a cause that you care about. You choose. So please take a moment now to consider what your good deed will be for 9/11, and then post your plans on our site for others to read. We only ask that you do not post anything that would be inappropriate, or offensive to others, or make partisan political statements. Our goal is to try to rekindle the spirit of unity and tolerance that existed in the aftermath of 9/11. So please use this space to contribute something constructive and helpful. You must also provide us with a valid email to post a plan or comment.
There are countless ways you can help. Volunteer your time (you can search here for volunteer opportunities in your own area). Donate to a charity. Give something away like a winter coat, shoes, or older pair of eyeglasses. Help a friend, a relative, or neighbor. Suggest to your employer or faith-based organization that they plan service activities on 9/11. Or if you are a teacher, get your students involved using some of our lesson plans and toolkits. Organizing service activities can be a very positive and constructive way to observe 9/11. Lastly, help us spread the word. Make this one of your causes on FaceBook or MySpace and follow us on Twitter.
Please help us bring this wonderful and fitting observance to life by posting your good deed or service project for 9/11.