We exceeded our goal of 20,000 good deeds last year for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and launched the "11 Days of Kindness and Unity"campaign with the help of Hearst TV News.
Our tradition began 20 years ago, on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This year, our aim is to restore the kindness and unity Americans witnessed in 2002.
We invite you to encourage houses of worship, schools and business to join "11 Days of Kindness and Unity" Sept 1-11, 2022.
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Paying It Forward
Our vision is to help develop communities where harmony grows through individual "pay it forward" actions and the ripple effect they cause. You're invited to perform 3 good deeds to strangers each September 11th, then ask recipients of good deeds to do the same to create a ripple effect.
Learn about one of the 9/11 victims and dedicate your "pay it forward" in their memory.
We need your help to organize teams to work together on Pay it Forward 9/11 where you live. See our tips and toolkits for volunteers.
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Our mission is to promote random acts of kindness and compassion every September 11th to honor lives lost in the 9/11 attacks.
In 2002, American Kevin Tuerff began this annual tradition so we never forget the tragedy, and also to pay tribute to the heroes of Newfoundland, Canada, who showed him and the world their kindness in 2001. The town of Gander, population 9,000, took care of him and nearly 7,000 other stranded airline passengers from 90 countries for five days when US airspace was closed.