September 11: Day of Service and Remembrance

Thank you so much for volunteering to make a difference on the twelfth anniversary of Sept. 11. In Westchester, teens are coming together from all over to be part of the largest single day of community service that the United States has ever seen. The day is taking place in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, twelve years ago. The event is on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583). The high school program (9th-12th grade) is from 11 am-1 pm. The middle school program (6th-8th grade) is from 2 pm-3 pm. For the high school students, we will start the day with a remembrance ceremony at 11 am. Following the ceremony, we will split up into various service projects and come together for a closing ceremony. The options include: a. Kids Kloset: Sort donated clothes for children whose families cannot afford to buy clothing. b. Car Wash: Run a car wash. All money will be donated to The Gift of Life Foundation which provides bone marrow transplants. c. Cupcake Decorating: Decorate cupcakes for local fire and police forces. d. Blanket Making: Make colorful and comfortable blankets for patients in children's hospitals through the Pinwheel Foundation. e. Helping children with an art project called Caring Crayons for the Ronald McDonald House f. Face Painting and volunteering with the Pet Rescue Project g. Serving lunch to the elderly resident from the Dorot Foundation Each participant will receive a certificate for two hours of community service time that you can use towards your required community service hours. The middle school program will consist of packing lunches for the hungry with Hope Community Services, decorating cupcakes for local fire and police forces, and playing with animals from the local animal shelter. Bring any of the following items for donation: children clothing, new pillows, pasta/cereal/canned tuna and new school and art supplies. Please contact Rachel at rkrueger@bbyo.org or (901) 581-8648 if you have any questions.
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