In preparation for the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the nonprofit, 9/11 Day has announced plans for a day of unity and service. The “Tomorrow Together” initiative will include large-scale service projects staged in many cities on September 11, 2016, intended to bring together a diverse community of people to help address hunger in America and other important societal issues.More than 20 prominent nonprofits will join forces with 9/11 Day to organize diversity service projects, help teach empathy and unity to America’s youth, and bring generations together nationwide for community service.
In Washington, DC, 9/11 Day plans to work with AARP Foundation and other organizations on September 11 to help pack more than one million meals for at-risk seniors, children, veterans and others. Similar large-scale events promoting the value of diversity are also planned for New York City and in communities around the nation in cooperation with area food banks.
Here at NYLC, we will be working in collaboration with Ashoka’s Start Empathy Initiative by distributing free educational service-learning materials that assist in teaching empathy.
We’re looking forward to partnering with 9/11 Day and honoring the victims and heroes of 9/11. “As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we need to bring people together again,” said interim CEO Amy Meuers. “None of our problems will ever be solved until we start understanding and respecting our differences, and work together as one to make our nation and the world a better place for us, for our children, and for generations to come.”
9/11 Day is the largest day of charitable engagement in the United States. More than 40 million Americans and others in 150 countries commemorate the day by performing acts of service.