9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance -
Kids Care Clubs Helping Hands
2012 marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and how our nation came together in a spirit of unity and commitment to serve.
The September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance organization, through its "I Will Tribute" campaign encourages all Americans and others throughout the world to perform at least one good deed or service activity on 9/11 each year.
They believe service to others will rekindle the spirit of service, tolerance and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, NY, and Washington, DC and also, following the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
This year we encourage your club to participate in 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Below we have suggested 12 Kids Care Clubs projects your club can implement.
Black Out Boxes - Make Black Out Boxes for seniors, for homeless families or for your own family. This box contains all you need when the lights go out.
Celebrate Kids with HeART – Create cards or banners for local firefighters, police, and first responders to thank them for their service. Cards or banners can be created in honor of, or in remembrance of those who died on September 11, 2001.
Celebrating Differences – Valuing diversity and helping those in need make a great society. Make a Diversity Quilt, “Food for Thought” or a “One Heart One World Necklace." Give them to those in need or use them to fundraise for a local cause.
Community Blooms – Make a Lollipop Bouquet and attach a thank you. Distribute to people who help you in your school or community.
Community Blooms School Garden – Plant a garden (or a tree) at your school or at a veterans home or senior citizens center in honor of those who have served your community.
Disaster Preparedness Kits - September is National Preparedness Month – read how your club can create Disaster Preparedness Kits for their families and others in these two Kids Care Projects: National Preparedness Month and Be Safe, In the Know and Ready to Go.
Earth Day- Everyday! Clean Up – Spiff Up –Identify an area in your community that needs some TLC. Consider cemeteries, parks, and vacant lots, river or a beach front.
First Aid Kits – Make First Aid Kits for families in shelters, teens living in group homes or seniors living alone.
Operation Kids Care – Words for the Wounded - Reach out to service personnel and their families who are being treated in American hospitals.
Reach Out to Refugees -- Your club can help refugees that have been resetted by our government in America. Many could use school supplies, clothing and household items along with a friendly welcome.
Spread the Bread – Feed a Heart – This grassroots organization encourages people and especially youth to bake a loaf of any type of bread and to spread that bread to honor our heroes and to help those in need.
We Are All Connected Discuss how our words and our actions affect others. Choose one of the Peace Projects to promote peace.
Your Kids Care Club can share your plans on the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance website. After you complete your project, send us a Club Response, so we can post your project in Club Highlights and send your club a Citizenship Award.
On September 14, 2001, Kids Care Clubs created the Helping Hands project to offer our clubs ideas on how to support the victims, their families, the rescue workers and each other. Clubs across America and countries as far away as Korea, responded by making banners and cards of compassion for rescue workers, honoring local fire and police personnel, collecting items for the Salvation Army and firehouses involved in rescue operations, purchasing school supplies for New York City Schools located by the World Trade Center and Comfort Boxes for centers who were counseling grieving children.
September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance
National September 11
Serve.gov - United We Serve Resources
FEMA Ready Kids - Create a supply kit