DAR prepares backpacks for Chicago Standdown

On a Saturday morning, March 25, 2023, members of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, met at the Barrington Area Library to prepare backpacks for homeless women veterans. The backpacks will be donated to the Chicago Standdown taking place on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the General Richard L. Jones Armory at 5200 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

Standdowns are one practical way that U.S. citizens can honor the service and sacrifice veterans have made for our country.

The Chicago Standdown Mission is to:

• Provide veterans in need with a respite from the rigors of life on the street

• Help veterans in need obtain housing and establish a source of income

• Stabilize medical conditions of veterans in need

• Acknowledge the contribution that veterans have made to our nation

The Chicago Standdown started over twenty-five years ago. Today nearly 200 Standdown events serving homeless veterans take place across the country each year. It is estimated that over 52,00 veterans are served each year by these programs and approximately 27,000 volunteers help to make it happen.

Chicago Standdown is a non-profit organization. Visit to donate or volunteer.

The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded fifty years ago in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

DAR members promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service and more.

Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined NSDAR. Membership is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. For more information about the Barrington, IL-based chapter, visit:

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