The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is supported annually by MyGoodDeed Inc., in close partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, HandsOn Network, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum (“9/11 Memorial”). Many other prominent organizations also participate in supporting this growing observance including AARP, BeTheChange, CityYear, CauseCast.org, DoSomething.org, Families of September 11, ServiceNation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Council, United Way of America, Voices of September 11 and many other groups. Together we annually encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable causes, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We’d like to thank our technology partners, GuideStar, Network for Good, All For Good, and Hands On Network, for assisting us in the development of this important giving tool. Nonprofits that are listed here may update their profile information directly through Guidestar, and can also update and edit volunteer listings through allforgood.org, volunteermatch.org, and servenet.org. For more information please contact us at email@example.com.
We’d also like to express our very special appreciation to the organizations that have provided donations and key in-kind support to help fund our programs and activities this year. These include our National Title Sponsor GlaxoSmithKline, our National Education Sponsor Target Corporation, The Jim Fassel Foundation, The PIMCO Foundation, Clear Channel Corporation, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Landor Associates, and PainePR.
MyGoodDeed Inc. lead a successful eight year campaign that culminated in 2009 in the official establishment of September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. MyGoodDeed, was originally formed and incorporated with the support of the 9/11 community as a 501c3 nonprofit in 2002 under the name One Day's Pay Inc., and received its federal and state (New York State and California) tax-exemptions in 2003. (The group officially changed its name to MyGoodDeed in 2006). Co-founders are David Paine, president, and Jay Winuk, vice president, who joined together to launch the initiative after the death of Jay's younger brother Glenn, a volunteer EMT killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center south tower. National advisors of MyGoodDeed include many prominent individuals such as actor Gary Sinise; U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; U.S. Representative Peter King; Michael Brown, CEO, City Year; Alan Khazei, founder, BeTheChange; John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises and former domestic policy advisor to President George W. Bush; Joe Daniels, president, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute and Co-Founder, Hands On Network. Members of the MyGoodDeed 9/11 Advisory Board include 18 leaders of prominent organizations representing 9/11 families, first responders, volunteers, and other impacted by the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
HISTORY OF THE 911 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE INITIATIVE
MyGoodDeed, which represents the interests of many 9/11 organizations, was the first group to formally call for September 11 to be designated as a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. Progress was made early when, in 2002, President George W. Bush declared September 11 "Patriot Day" to honor both the victims and heroes of the September 11 attacks, and highlighted the spirit of service by launching USA Freedom Corps. In 2008, President Bush amended the Patriot Day proclamation to specifically include "volunteering" as an appropriate form of remembrance. A year later, the U.S. Congress, in a bi-partisan action, passed the Serve America Act, which for the first time authorized the President of the United States to formally designate 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. President Barack Obama subsequently launched United We Serve, a national service initiative that culminated on September 11, 2009. President Obama amended the Patriot Day proclamation on September 10, 2009, to officially and permanently make 9/11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance, as requested by Congress and the 9/11 community. In 2010, the Corporation for National and Community Service, HandsOn Network and the 9/11 Memorial joined with MyGoodDeed to form a national organizing committee that managed the 9/11 National Day of Service annually.
Thank you for all of your inspiring good deeds and kind comments.
Vice President, Co-Founder
Corporation for Nat’l and
CEO, Points of Light
National September 11
Memorial & Museum