Chapter Projects

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

  The Women's Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all military women - past, present and future – who have served in our nation's defense during in all services and in all eras starting with the American Revolution.

The 2.5 million women honored include living or deceased women veterans; Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and US Public Health Service uniformed women; and women in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol. The Memorial also honors women who served overseas during conflicts, in direct support of the armed forces, in organizations such as the Red Cross, USO and Special Services; and members of the US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps. Many members of our Chapter are honored by this Memorial.

Our Chapter project is to support the Foundation in its mission of honoring American servicewomen for their service and achievements in the US Armed Forces.

Alexandria Scholarship Fund

  The John Alexander Chapter awards a scholarship every year through its support of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.  Since 1986, The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has provided financial aid advising to thousands of Alexandria students and their families and awarded scholarships with a total value over $6.6 million to more than 3,100 deserving T. C. Williams graduates.  Each one has a story to tell of dreams pursued, challenges met, and social contributions made.  The current recipient of the John Alexander Chapter Scholarship attends Northern Virginia Community College.

Armed Forces Retirement Home

  For several decades the chapter has coordinated donation of gifts to the residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH). Formerly known as the Old Soldier Home, AFRH is the home for retired Enlisted military. Through the generous giving of Daughters, each resident receives a new item of clothing, books, a CD or similar reminders that they are not forgotten and that their service is remembered. All items are new.  The collection occurs in November with the gifts wrapped and distributed by AFRH staff and volunteers.

DAR Service for Veterans Program

  One of the objectives of the DAR Service for Veterans program is to collect canceled postage stamps to send to the Veterans' Recreational Programs around the country where they are used by veterans to make beautiful artwork. We have been asked NOT to include any more flag stamps because the veterans already have more than enough of those, but all other canceled postage stamps are welcomed.  The stamps need to have a border around the stamp of at least a quarter of an inch to make them easier to work with.  Stamps will continue to be collected at each chapter meeting.

Electronic Preservation

  The John Alexander Chapter has a long and illustrious history. The chapter was founded in 1932 and has been very active in civic events. It therefore has accumulated a substantial historical record. One of the chapter's on-going projects is to preserve these records, whether programs or newspaper articles or photographs, by photocopying these materials on acid-free paper and storing them in acid-free boxes. Chapter members have generously contributed their time to this project.

Support for DAR Schools Program

  The DAR Schools are comprised of the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, the Tamassee DAR School, Hillside School, Hindman Settlement School, Berry College, and Crossnore School. These schools encompass a variety of special needs programs and they also serve thousands of other eager students from pre-school through college who need a place to learn to fulfill their potential. Each school is owned and controlled by a private, non-profit corporation in the state in which it is located.  To support these schools, we collect Campbell’s UPC labels at each chapter meeting.  The UPC labels are sent to the six DAR schools to help furnish them with needed school materials, supplies, and equipment.  Please continue to collect these UPC labels and bring them to chapter meetings.  If you need more information about which Campbell’s UPC labels are included in the program, please go to www.labelsforeducation.com and click on Labels for Education.

 

 


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Last updated April 6, 2011