One of the objects of the national society, state and local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to support education and literacy training, Doing this does not just mean reading to children or working in the literacy program as an instructor, but supporting their resale shops with items to help fund the training facility.
The Judge David Campbell Chapter of the DAR held a fundraiser with hundreds of items for sale before and after the meeting. The silent auction was a success but afterwards there was several thing members did not want. Members voted to continue the work of supporting education and literacy by donating those items to the Northside Neighborhood House’s Thrifty Shop at 209 Minor St.
Regent Susan Lindsey loaded the trunk and backseat of her car with the items. The donation was delivered to NNH and consisted of clothing, baskets, toys, games, vases, and many more items. She also delivered books and video tapes to be used in the literacy training and afternoon programs.
Chapter representatives Margaret Rollins, literacy chairman; Sally Michaud, treasurer, and Ms. Lindsey also delivered books for the NNH summer program. NNH hosts an eight-week summer camp that focuses on academics, mentoring relationships, enriching opportunities and includes field trips. This summer there will be a strong emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning.