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The mission of MyGoodDeed ("9/11 Day") is to transform 9/11 from a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. We founded and annually organize the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance ("9/11 Day"), now recognized under federal law.. Through our ongoing programs, we seek to inspire all Americans and others throughout the world to observe 9/11 as a day of service, unity, and peace. We offer ways for people to volunteer, support charitable causes and perform other good deeds that help others in need, including our nationwide 9/11 Day Meal Packs held in cities across the country on September 11 each year.. We also provide free educational materials to schools to help educators teach children about 9/11 in constructive ways and engage them in good deed projects. Our long-term vision is to build a permanent tribute and legacy of service that forever honors victims of 9/11 and those who rose in service in response to the attacks.
A few months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a small group of 9/11 family members and friends met to talk about how best to pay tribute to their lost loved ones. They decided that the terrorists shouldn’t "have the last word" in defining how America remembers 9/11 each year. Inspired instead by the way the country came together in the weeks following the attacks and the national outpouring of support, the group launched the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, widely known today at 9/11 Day , with the goal of "taking back the day" and gradually transforming the anniversary of 9/11 from a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. In 2009, the U.S. Congress and president formally recognized the anniversary of 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. The founders had a simple idea: Ask all Americans to do one good deed on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders, recovery workers, military, those injured and others impacted by 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today, that little idea has grown into the largest annual day of service in the nation, an extraordinary transformation.