Blue Spruce Chapter • DAR • Lakewood, CO
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Fellowship among DAR members is always an enjoyable experience, and one of the ways the experience is enhanced is when we work together helping others.  Whether a member has a little or a lot of time to volunteer, with such a wide variety of opportunities, she is certain to find something special that touches her heart.

Listed below are a few highlights of some of the many Blue Spruce Chapter projects:
• Cataloged and photographed a collection of early 1900s postcards and greeting cards for the Lakewood Heritage Center.

• To date have provided "Welcome Home Care Boxes" to more than 600 Veterans who have transitioned from homeless to having permanent housing.

• Participated in Lakewood Arbor Day celebrations with the donation of several Blue Spruce trees. 

• Purchased books for 65 first graders at Lakewood's Lasley Elementary School, and read stories to the children.

• Provided new pajamas and books for the 17 resident children of the Father Ed Judy House, a shelter for homeless mothers and their children.  

• Collected funds to send young teens to the Indian Youth of America Summer Camp.

• Organize a community Flag Day ceremony with the local Boy Scouts.

• Collected and distributed thousands of books to Denver's VA hospital.

• Sponsor an annual DAR Good Citizen contest with area high schools.

• Attend and assist with Naturalization Ceremonies throughout the year.

• Support DAR schools throughout the country for underserved and underprivileged children.

• Provided funding for Lakewood Heritage Center's Traveling Trunk Program.

• Provided formerly homeless Veterans with items to help them get established in their new residences, such as sheets, blankets, towels, toiletries, furniture, kitchen necessities, TVs, and American flags.  

• Collected and distributed books, cash and clothing to the VA Hospital in Denver.

• Sponsored the purchase of furniture for the Estes Motel exhibit at Lakewood's Heritage Center.

• Promoted and supported the Rocky Mountain Honor Flight program, to help WWII veterans visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., at no cost to them.

• Sent care packages to wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Facility in Germany.

• Worked with Marine Moms to provide dozens of Christmas stockings to servicemen and women around the globe.

• During Constitution Week, our chapter has found numerous ways to promote the Constitution to the public, via displays at a local library, as well as through a short PDF presentation made available to local schools.

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The following is a list of committees through which Blue Spruce members enhance their DAR experience.

• American Heritage
• American History
• American Indians
• Americanism
• Chapter Achievement Awards
• Children of the American Revolution
• Commemorative Events
• Community Service Award
• Conservation
• Constitution Week
• DAR Genealogy Preservation
• DAR Good Citizens
• DAR Magazine
• DAR Museum Outreach
• DAR Project Patriot
• DAR Scholarship
• DAR School
• DAR Service to Veterans
• The Flag of the United States of America
• Genealogical Records
• Historic Preservation
• Insignia
• Junior American Citizens
• Junior Membership
• Lineage Research
• Literacy Promotion
• Membership
• National Defense
• President General's Project
• Public Relations and Media
• Volunteer Information Specialists
• Volunteer Genealogists
• Women's Issues

• Community Classroom
• Patriot Records Project
• Service to America
• Special Projects Grants

• State Regent's Project

​• Events
• Finance and Budget
• Programs
• Rules & Bylaws
• Yearbook

Above:  Blue Spruce Chapter supported Lakewood Heritage Center's Traveling Trunk program with a grant from the State Society, NSDAR