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.