DAR Packs 'Buckets of Fun' for Children's Hospital Patients
To commemorate the Daughters of the American Revolution National Day of Service, members of Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, carried on the tradition of collecting and assembling Halloween "Buckets of Fun" for young patients being treated at UChicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital.
"Since many patients cannot have candy, we have opted to provide games, puzzles, books, pencils, markers, and other age-appropriate toys in bright orange Halloween buckets for the boys and girls ages 2 through early teen-age years," said Chapter Regent Joyce Wright.
The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded fifty years ago in Barrington in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization and lineage society headquartered in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world.
The local Barrington chapter raises funds throughout the year and distributes them to 501 (c) (3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation, and Native Americans. NSDAR provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually. It is the largest group of participants in support of Wreaths Across America.
Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, visit: https://signalhilldar.com.