11 Ways to Give Back this 9/11

    11 Ways to Give Back this 9/11

    1) Register for Volunteer SouthCoast
    Go to www.volunteersouthcoast.org and simply register yourself for the site. From there you will have access to hundreds of volunteer activities across the SouthCoast. You can search by your location, interests, or availability to find the right opportunity for you!

    Need help with the site? Click here to check out our online tutorials.

    2) Host a Food Drive or Donate Food Items
    Organize your friends, family, neighborhood, or school group and collect food items for others in our community. Completed drives can be dropped at United Way OR if it is a large drive, we can arrange to pick it up. You can shop right off our Amazon Wish List and have it sent to our office by clicking here. Contact Victoria for more info – 508-994-9625 ext. 210 or vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org

    3) Support Veterans’ Mental Health
    Many active service members and veterans suffer mental health issues. Learn more about the services available to them and post those resources on your social media to spread the word.

    4) Donate Blood
    There is a national blood shortage happening right now. YOU can save a life by donating blood. Click here to schedule an appointment.

    5) Host a neighborhood cleanup or help a neighbor with some yard work
    Show some neighborhood pride with a cleanup – whether it is picking up trash along the side of the road or by mowing your neighbor’s lawn while you are out doing your own!

    6) Host a Baby Drive or donate baby items for new moms
    Organize your friends, family, neighborhood, or school group and collect baby items to be included in Baby Bundles for new moms our community. Completed drives can be dropped at United Way OR if it is a large drive, we can arrange to pick it up.  Learn more & visit our registry by clicking here. Contact Victoria for more info – 508-994-9625 ext. 210 or vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org

    7) Thank a first responder
    Say thank you to local first responders including police, fire fighters, EMTs, doctors & nurses!

    8) Show you care and your support
    Send a card to a local veteran or an active service member to let them know you care and are thinking of them. Send to a local Veteran: https://www.vetshouse.org/  Send to an active duty member https://supportourtroops.org/cards-letters

    9) Register to Vote
    Make your voice heard by registering to vote! If you are 18 or older you can register to vote in the next election by going to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ and filling out the registration form. Are you at least 16 years old? You can now pre-register to vote! Use the same web address as above.

    10) Thank a teacher
    Send a few extra schools supplies for the classroom with your kids this school year. Teachers can always use the extra supplies!

    11) Go the extra mile for someone you love
    Surprise a loved one by making breakfast of with an afternoon coffee!

    Inspire others to give back by sharing your good deeds using #911dayofcaring

    Learn more about 9/11 Day organization at www.911day.org