The Rosy Homemaker
Posted by Rose Thompson on August 25, 2014
When I am not busy with my wild bunch, I work part-time as the Volunteer Coordinator for Activate Good, the Triangle’s nonprofit volunteer center. I am beyond proud to play a part in coordinating our third annual 9/11 Day of Service. I wouldn’t typically use my blog as a platform to promote things, but the 9/11 Day of Service is an international movement that I want to make certain everyone I know and everyone I can reach via this little blog is aware of. It’s a way to reclaim that day and honor those we lost with good deeds and unity.
This year’s 9/11 Day of Service, coordinated by Activate Good in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh, aims to engage 2,000 citizens in acts of volunteerism and kindness. Citizens will honor those lost on 9/11 by helping out with projects like beautifying schools and community centers, packaging food for those in need, and more. More than 30 causes will benefit from volunteers’ work, and there are over 70 project shifts to choose from!
Companies and groups are invited to adopt daytime service projects, and individuals are invited to register to volunteer alongside them during the day as well. Those who can’t participate in the daytime project are invited to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration and Service Projects that will conclude the day at Red Hat Amphitheater. The Evening Commemoration will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 11. Volunteers can register for projects at http://activategood.org/911dayofservice2014.
Some of the hands-on service projects that you and your children can participate in at the family-friendly Evening Commemoration will include opportunities to: Donate healthy food to fill the truck for the hungry, write letters for our troops, package literacy kits to improve reading, create holiday cards for kids in need, craft “creature comfort toys” for animal rescue organizations, create home decor items for families transitioning out of homelessness, make blankets for the homeless, and create paintings to bring cheer to hospice patients.
Spread The Word
Help rally 2,000 volunteers to make an impact during the 9/11 Day of Service! Here’s how:
- Pick your favorite daytime service project from the list, then sign up, tell others, or do both!
- RSVP for the Evening Commemoration + Service Projects… then invite your friends!
- Part of a local club, organization, or church? Invite members to adopt a daytime service project, come to the Evening Commemoration, or both!
- Print the 9/11 Day of Service flier and hang it in your office or other spaces!
- Save / download the 9/11 Day of Service Facebook cover image or Post image and upload it to your Facebook page(s) to show support!
- Tweet about the available service projects, the Evening Commemoration, or how awesome the live music will be (or all of the above). Tag @activategood and we’ll re-tweet!
I challenge you, your co-workers, your congregation, your families, your friends and your children to join us as volunteers and to perform good deeds that day. Yep, I said, “challenge.” Now, let me hear you reply, “Challenge accepted.” And let your children hear your stories of that day. Stories that we all have, and stories that we will remember. Teach them to serve this country, those less fortunate, those who’ve lost, those who are lost, and those who need us. Teach them unity.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them: firstname.lastname@example.org