Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.1157
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Flier for a toy drive to benefit the children of fallen EMS workers and attendees of the St. Clare Hospital Annual Christmas party. The drive ran from November 20, 2001–December 6, 2001.
The selflessness of first responders and many others on and after 9/11, together with the widely experienced impulse to help others in the aftermath of the attacks, forged a connection between 9/11 remembrance and public service. Immediately following the attacks and continuing long after, many people organized charitable events to raise support for victims’ families, first responder agencies, and other philanthropic causes.