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9/11 Day is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that created and annually organizes the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance as a permanent tribute to those killed and injured on 9/11, and to the many brave individuals who rose in service in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Our ongoing mission is to transform the annual remembrance of 9/11 into a worldwide day of unity and doing good, and to encourage millions of people to remember and pay tribute each 9/11 through good deeds that help others and rekindle the extraordinary spirit of togetherness and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy.

Contributions to 9/11 Day help support programs that promote kindness, unity and service on the annual observance of 9/11 each year/ Funding also helps us provide free lesson plans to teachers and parents, deliver freshly prepared meals on 9/11, in partnership with World Central Kitchen, to thousands of first responders, and organize large hunger relief volunteer service projects in cities throughout the United States, in partnership with AmeriCorps.

During our CNN “SHINE A LIGHT” broadcast on 9/11, approximately 60% of all donations made at 911day.org and received by 9/11 Day will also support other leading 9/11 and first responder charities. These include: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial. Other beneficiary organizations include Tuesday’s Children, 9/11 Tribute Museum,  Voices Center for Resilience, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, FealGood Foundation, New York Says Thank You Foundation, Heart 9/11, New York City Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund, and the Jim Fassel Foundation.

Watch "Shine A Light" on CNN, September 11, 8pm

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