The Second Annual National DAR Day of Service

Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
October 17, 2016

Last week DAR members across the country celebrated the National DAR Day of Service by participating in a variety of volunteer activities in their local communities in honor of the anniversary of our founding. Members organized a myriad of service projects throughout the country and I was so excited to see many of your activities shared on social media.

You can see photos of a sampling of DAR member service projects in a slideshow here.

Chapters cleaned up local gardens, volunteered at their libraries, assembled packages of toiletries for homeless veterans, prepared meals at family housing for hospital patients, made stuffed animals to donate to the police department to give to children in crisis, read to local school children, cleaned and digitized local cemeteries and volunteered at food banks, among many other projects.

While on the DAR School Tour we also participated in the Day of Service by donating books to the KDS library, signing cards for veterans and planting seeds to be grown by students in the greenhouse for future landscaping projects.

Make sure to enter your volunteer service hours in the Service to America Online Tally and send your stories and photos to Remember, we have a hefty goal of reaching 19 million service hours by the end of this administration, so it’s important to report all your service hours in the Tally in order to reach our goal. We also love to share your service stories with other members and the public, so keep sending in photos of your activities.

I hope you will continue to be involved in wonderful Service to America projects throughout the year. You are making a significant impact in your communities! 

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