Life Goals and other Random Nonsense: September 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

So Many Service Events in September

In case you haven't noticed, September is a busy month for community service events!

Here are a few of the big ones nationally/internationally that are planned for this month:

September 11, 2009
On April 21, 2009, President Barack Obama signed legislation that for the first time officially established September 11 as a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

September 14 - 21, 2009
"We believe the Internet should make life better. Join us a week in September as we take action to make a difference in our communities, our world, our Web." This will be the first year of this event, but it looks like they are really rallying some great partners.

September 19, 2009
This year is the 24th annual. Nearly 400k volunteers collected more than 6.8 million pounds of trash in 104 countries and 42 U.S. states during the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup - the world's largest volunteer effort of its kind. Official registration opens on August 3, 2009.

September 19 -27 2009
It's a block party, a backyard BBQ, and a day of service all rolled into one.

September 22, 2009
It's like "Earth Day for the Internet" - For the last three years, OneWebDay has attracted a global network of partner organizations and individual activists committed to broadening the public’s awareness of Internet and Web issues while deepening a culture of participation in building a Web that works for everyone. In 2008, OneWebDay organizers documented volunteer-driven events 34 different cities across the world.

And many United Way chapters hold Day/Week of Caring events during September also e.g. United Way Bay Area's Week of Caring.

Get out there and paint some murals, plant some trees, build some playgrounds and clean the beach, or serve from the comfort of your own computer with virtual volunteering!