In addition to our many education and scholarship programs, the Albemarle Chapter DAR provides financial support to programs for children, the hospitalized and the illiterate. Our chapter members also volunteer their time and dedication to the support of these causes.
Chapters provide the driving force in DAR service to veterans. Funding of parties and recreational programs, gifts, and other monetary donations help provide for the needs of the local veteran centers. Albemarle Chapter provides funding and support to the McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Additionally, awards for the Outstanding Youth Volunteer and Outstanding Veteran Patient are given annually by chapters and districts. The winners of these awards then move on to state and national award competition.
In 1989, the Literacy Promotion Committee was formed to encourage involvement by DAR members in programs which promote adult literacy. "Each one teach one" is an encouragement for members to be trained as tutors. The national motto is "To Make a Lasting Difference." As tutors and helpers in the community we can and do "Make a Difference."
DAR Chapter Service Projects Overview
During the 2013-2016 term, DAR members recorded more
than 12.5 million hours of service to our communities and our nation. In communities across the country and around the world,
DAR chapters participate in…
• restoring and maintaining historical sites
• preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents
• locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
• supporting schools through donations and volunteer efforts
• providing scholarships and awards to outstanding students throughout the country
• promoting education and citizenship through youth programs
• sponsoring American history essay contests for youth
• providing volunteer time to assist military veterans
• supporting America’s service personnel through a variety of programs
• sponsoring special programs promoting the Constitution
• celebrating with new citizens at naturalization ceremonies
Albemarle Chapter's Track Chair Project in 2015
During 2015, for one of our major Albemarle chapter projects, we provided four wounded veterans with a mobile TrackChair each. Please see the information to the right to contact us about it.
Please EMAIL us for further information on any of our service programs.
DAR Supports Naturalization
DAR compiled and published the "DAR Manual for
Citizenship" that has been distributed to American immigrants at Ellis
Island and other ports of entry. To date, more than 10 million manuals have
been distributed. In 2013, more than 500,000 individuals were naturalized as
U.S. citizens and in the decade beginning in 2002, more than 6.6 million
naturalized citizens were welcomed into the United States. Typically,
every month our chapter participates in the naturalization ceremonies in
Typically, every month our chapter participates in the naturalization ceremonies in Charlottesville.
Albemarle Chapter Supports Veterans
In one of our chapter’s major projects for 2015,
we provided four wounded veterans each with a mobile TrackChair - a
sort of combination between a wheelchair and a small tank. The customizable Action
TrackChair, pictured below, allows the disabled to maneuver a beach, "walk"
in the woods, hunt and fish, attend a sporting event, and even play golf.
Please send correspondence regarding this project to:
P.O. Box 191
Ivy, Virginia 22945.