This year, the Juniors of the New York City Chapter held a "Sip and Serve" on the Saturday before Veterans Day. Junior ladies enjoyed mimosas at home, while making blankets, toys, and collars to donate to Paws of War ahead of the holidays. The chapter at large was also invited to participate during our Veterans Day meeting. For each donation, a lady either purchased a craft kit to assemble or had their kit sponsored by a friend or family member. Some of our members were sponsored for multiple kits!
Paws of War is a service organization based in Long Island that trains and places service dogs with veterans impacted by PTSD or traumatic brain injuries. They also reunite veterans with both dogs and cats that they befriended while serving abroad, locating and bringing their companions to the US.
Juniors chose this project because they felt it was a meaningful way for our girls to have a tangible impact, while also having fun.
New York City, NSDAR Juniors spent an enjoyable morning sprucing up the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum gardens. This historic farmhouse museum in northern Manhattan provides the community with educational programming focused on revolutionary and local history, STEM subjects and natural science. NYC DAR juniors are proud to support the museum's conservation and educational efforts.
Our juniors spent a lovely July Saturday morning gardening at the Dyckman House, the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan. Restored in 2003, the Dutch Colonial style farmhouse replaces the original 18th century property that was destroyed during the Revolutionary War while the Dyckman family moved temporarily upstate. Volunteers cleared the front walkway of rambunctious weeds, straightened the edging, trimmed the grass, and built a fence to keep local cats from mistaking a new garden bed for their sandbox.
Continuing their Service to America, chapter juniors volunteered at the Bowery Mission on September 9th. Volunteers assisted with the weekend breakfast service, a core part of the organization’s offering. The Bowery Mission, one of the oldest organizations in New York City ministering to the homeless and hungry since 1879, is a longstanding provider of hope and
purpose to those in need.
New York City Juniors are very proud to continue the DAR tradition of service in support of God, Home, and Country, and look forward to continuing to Move Forward in Service to America.
New York City Junior Members were honored to participate in the morning service at the Bowery Mission in Lower Manhattan. Members helped with food preparation and served attendees a hot breakfast meal.
The Bowery Mission is one of the oldest service organizations in New York, founded in 1897, whose goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.
Chapter juniors regularly participate in service activities around the New York City area and are proud to lend their time and talents in Service to America.