9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance

9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance was developed to create a permanent and positive way to observe 9/11 each year and ultimately turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. Each year, more than 30 million Americans observe 9/11 by helping others, making it the single largest day of charitable activity U.S. history.

This year, as we move to find creative ways to generate impact in a post-pandemic climate, HandsOn Miami will continue our legacy of local service by pivoting our program to include ways for individuals and families to make a difference virtually and from home.

We invite you to join us as we observe a day of service to honor, remember and create meaningful impact by participating in the following projects:

First Responder Care Packages

Volunteer from home to assemble care packages for Miami-Dade County first responders who have been working tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For 9/11 Day of Service, we will honor the memory of the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community by delivering the packages with gratitude for those who work in ours. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to create and drop off your care package.

HandsOn at Home

Participate in one of our HandsOn at Home volunteer projects. You can show gratitude to first responders, become a Storytime Hero or create your own volunteer project to make a difference for the cause of your choice. Add your impact to the collective story of 9/11 Day actions by sharing on social media using the hashtags #HandsOnMiami and #911Day. CLICK HERE to get started.

Community Conversation

Where were you on September 11, 2001? And how has life changed because of that day?

Join us Friday September 11th at 3:00 pm for a virtual community conversation on the call to service in the shadow of tragedy on 9/11. The conversation will be built around a brief reading provided by Humanities New York that will spark conversation and will be facilitated by a member of HandsOn Miami's team. We are also pleased to have Lance Becca, General Manager of Electric Operations at Consolidated Edison joining us to share his story of service in the wake of 9/11.