9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance  


The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become a very important National Day of Service in America, known as "9/11 Day

9/11 Day 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, the organizers of 9/11 Day are asking all of us to participate "virtually," through a special program called "9/11 Day At Home," and to do so also in remembrance of the many people lost to COVID-19. Their goal is to inspire one million acts of service in support of COVID relief, both in honor of the victims of 9/11, as well as those who have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19. 

Below is a list of ways you can participate in 9/11 Day At Home. Share your 9/11 good deed, or activity on social media. Include the hashtags #handsonsandiego and #911day.

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Get Involved in 9/11 Day of Service From Home


More Virtual Opportunities Supporting Organizations in San Diego: 

  • Jewish Family Service

    • Sew cloth masks for JFS staff, volunteers, and clients. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can pick up kits with pre-cut cloth and elastics to create masks that help everyone on their campus stay safe. Email volunteer@jfssd.org to ask about receiving a kit.

  • Resounding Joy

    • Resounding Joy is recruiting musically talented volunteers to provide "Joyful Jingles" by calling isolated seniors and playing music for them over the phone or providing live music on their online platforms. They are also looking for volunteers to help facilitate the technical component of their Shine and Sing groups via Zoom. Sign up here to volunteer.

  • San Diego River Park Foundation

    • SDRPF has a multitude of ideas of ways you can support their efforts to care for the San Diego River: building a bat house, helping with GIS mapping, editing videos, leaving them a review on Yelp, and more!

  • Serving Seniors

    • Many older adults would benefit from friendly connections during this deeply isolating time. The health impacts of loneliness are significant. Please consider writing letters, notes of encouragement or drawings. This can be a great at-home activity for youth and helps deepens intergenerational connections. Cheerful messages from all ages are encouraged! 

  • St. Paul's Senior Services

    • You can brighten a seniors' day by sending cards with encouraging messages, drawings, an inspirational message/story, puzzles, and more.

  • Words Alive

    • Words Alive prides itself on being volunteer-founded and volunteer-led. Help them empower families and children to build healthy reading habits by volunteering reviewing books, helping on their social meida squad, translating resources, and more. 

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Get Involved In-person on 9/11 Day at Essential Services

Is your organization hosting a service opportunity in remembrance of 9/11 and would like it listed? Contact us at info@handsonsandiego.org.