Meaningful Service

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.  DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities.

 

Niagara Falls Chapter, NSDAR, members give many hours of volunteer service to various causes including:

  • participating with Wreaths Across America and laying wreaths on veteran graves at local cemeteries

  • marking graves of Revolutionary War Patriots as well as markings the graves of past members;

  • providing 'Thank you for your service' cards to veterans,

  • collecting toiletries and other items for Buffalo area homeless veterans;

  • participating in humanitarian efforts such as Rise Against Hunger; 

  • providing the DAR Good Citizens Award, which recognizes and rewards high-school seniors who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities

  • and more!

 

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Daughters from chapters all over the country started sewing face masks to help with DAR's nation wide effort to provide facemasks and other PPE to the public.  During the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the chapter provided certificates of honor to Vietnam veterans in Niagara County.  Members participate in the DAR Junior Membership Committee's annual 5-K to raise money for DAR Schools as well as attend and pass out American flags at naturalization ceremonies.  The chapter also donates food items to various veteran food programs such as S.E.R.V. Niagara's food drive.  

Some members give countless hours to DAR and its programs, while others find that work and family commitments take precedence.  Through the many national and state programs, DAR offers something for everyone.