Persever8ing about … Service

This week, we’re using our blog to promote an event that you and your (adult) child with autism may be interested in taking part.  Next week, Persever8 is honored to participate in Activate Good’s 9/11 Day of Service.   We’re excited to spread the word about this special opportunity to honor those who were lost on September 11, 2001.  If you’re interested in volunteering, there’s still time to register for projects at

9/11 Day of Service and Evening Commemoration

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Times: Daytime service projects occur at varying times between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; the Evening Commemoration begins at 6:00 PM.

Registration: Learn more and register at

Location: Daytime service projects take place at various sites around the Triangle; the Evening Commemoration takes place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.


The fourth annual 9/11 Day of Service returns on Friday, September 11, bringing a multitude of ways you and your friends can make an impact for over 40 charitable causes in the Triangle area.

This year’s 9/11 Day of Service, coordinated by Activate Good with support from the local business community, aims to engage 2,000 citizens in acts of volunteerism and kindness. Citizens will honor those lost on 9/11 by helping out with projects like beautifying schools and community centers, packaging food for those in need, and more. More than 40 causes will benefit from volunteers’ work, including but not limited to Raleigh Rescue Mission, Note in the Pocket, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Ronald McDonald House, and SAFE Haven for Cats.

Companies and groups are invited to adopt daytime service projects, and individuals are invited to register to volunteer during the day as well. Those who can’t participate in the daytime project are invited to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration and Service Projects that will conclude the day at Red Hat Amphitheater. The Evening Commemoration will kick off at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 11. Volunteers can register for projects at

How You Can Help

You can help by participating in one (or more!) of the over 80 service project shifts taking place during this year’s 9/11 Day of Service! Visit to view the list of service projects and register for the project(s) of your choice. Can’t help out during the day? Join us at the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh at 6:00 PM for service projects, music, refreshments, and words from local leaders. RSVP for the Evening Commemoration at

Spread The Word

Help rally 2,000 volunteers to make an impact during the 9/11 Day of Service! Here’s how:

  • Pick your favorite daytime service project from the list, then sign up, tell others, or do both!
  • RSVP for the Evening Commemoration + Service Projects … then invite your friends!
  • Are you part of a local club, organization, or church? Invite members to adopt a daytime service project, come to the Evening Commemoration, or both!
  • Print the 9/11 Day of Service flier and hang it in your office or other spaces!
  • Save / download the 9/11 Day of Service Facebook cover image or Post image and upload it to your Facebook page(s) to show support!
  • Tweet about the available service projects, the Evening Commemoration, or how awesome the live music will be (or all of the above). Tag @ActivateGood and we’ll retweet!

About Activate Good 

Activate Good is a nonprofit volunteer center that activates volunteers to help charitable causes in our local community. We connect individuals, groups, and companies to volunteering needs with 300 partnering nonprofits around the Triangle. Learn more and get involved at . You can also follow us on Twitter @ActivateGood , or Become a Fan on Facebook!


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