Confidential. Copyright 9/11 Day 2020
9/11 Day at Home
Back to Table of Contents
9/11 Day At Home Letter to Parents and Guardians
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In observance of 9/11, which is now a federally-recognized National Day of Service and
Remembrance (known as “9/11 Day”), each student in our class has been challenged to come
up with a “virtual” good deed they can do over the next month in recognition of this important
The program is called 9/11 Day At Home, and it was created by the 9/11 Day nonprofit
organization that founded and runs 9/11 Day nationwide, in partnership with the Corporation for
National and Community Service.
The goal of 9/11 Day At Home is to generate over one million self-directed acts of service and
good deeds – charitable activities that young people and others can do individually, or with their
families right from home to help people in need, including those struggling to cope with socio-
economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 9/11 Day At Home program provides an excellent way for young children with no memories
of the 9/11 attacks to learn about 9/11 in a constructive way, one that helps them contribute to
making the world a better place, one good deed at a time.
Our class is inspired to participate in this effort, and we hope your family will join in as well by
creating a good deed you and your child can do together. There is no cost to participate and you
are not required to make a cash donation.
[TEACHER: INSERT SPECIFICS ON THE ACTIVITY YOU’VE CHOSEN AND HOW PARENTS
[STANDARD GOOD DEED LANGUAGE FOR REFERENCE: Good deeds can be anything. Here
are just a few examples: Your child (with your help if needed) can write letters to first responders,
healthcare workers, local fire or police stations, write a letter to a distant relative or set up a video
call, make their beds or do the dishes for the day, give away clothing they’ve outgrown or don’t wear,
help siblings do their homework, offer to care for a pet, or perhaps donate an old bicycle or toys.]
If you are looking for ideas, on September 1, 9/11 Day will be posting on its website, 911day.org, a
list of good deeds you can consider.
That said, the most important thing is to allow them to think up ideas for themselves. You can
help, but you want the idea to “be their own.”
Thanks for helping your child participate in 9/11 Day.