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:
• Collected funds to send two young girls to the Indian Youth of America Summer Camp.
• 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.
• Participated in Lakewood Arbor Day celebrations with the donation of several Blue Spruce trees.
• Provided funding for Lakewood Heritage Center's Traveling Trunk Program. (See article below.)
• 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. (See newspaper article below.)
• 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.
• Organized bake sales and Christmas parties for veterans.
• 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.
• Teamed with elementary schools to create Christmas and Valentine’s Day cards to send to active duty military personnel deployed overseas. (See example below.)
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