On October 11, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the founding of DAR, chapters from coast to coast participated in special service projects within their local communities, uniting to demonstrate the combined impact of our DAR mission. The inaugural National DAR Day of Service gave members a chance to join together in a nationwide effort to illustrate our National Society’s collective commitment to America on the day of our founding.
Chapters participate in many different types of service activities throughout the year such as volunteering at local food banks or homeless shelters, honoring veterans with special celebrations, hosting reading festivals at local libraries, cleaning up local historic cemeteries or parks, sponsoring genealogy workshops or giving lectures on local history, among many other activities. The options are limitless and DAR members will be giving back to their local communities in a variety of ways on the National DAR Day of Service.
Explore social media by using the hashtag #DARDayOfService to see photos of your volunteer efforts and see what DAR chapters around the country did to celebrate 125 years of service to America!
DAR members provided more than 14.5 million hours of community service over the three years. To see what other type of service activities members are involved in watch this video and learn more about the Celebrate America! volunteer service initiative.