Our Service


Founded in 1890, DAR members number over 185,000 women in 3,000 chapters worldwide.

DAR members volunteer more than four million hours annually in community service.
Estero Island Chapter members contribute thousands of hours each year, focused on Patriotism, Historic Preservation and Education.

With a large variety of backgrounds, experiences and passions, our impact can be felt in many areas.
Like to paint or wield a hammer? Join our Women Build Team to help rehab a Habitat for Humanity House. Do you crochet or knit ? You could make critter nests for CROW or caps for newborns. Talk with us about the many opportunities to serve.


Patriotic projects include sending care packages to currently deployed military (100 boxes in the last year!), honoring Vietnam Veterans as a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partner, greeting Honor Flights,  celebrating Veterans Day with residents at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Hospital, participating in Naturalization Ceremonies, holding a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day and participating in Wreaths Across America ceremonies as a sponsorship group.


Historic Preservation began with the inception of our Society, when efforts were made to collect and preserve artifacts related to the founding of our nation. DAR chapters and states have sought to educate the public and preserve our nation’s history by placing markers and monuments to commemorate important chapters of American history around the world. DAR Historic Preservation Grants provide financial support for local community projects that preserve historic resources, sites and other history-related projects.


Educational activities include promoting literacy, Constitution and The Flag, awarding medals to outstanding students in JROTC programs and for Youth Good Citizen awards, awarding DAR scholarships to local college students, supporting DAR schools, local community classroom projects , local teacher classroom grants,  offering free workshops on genealogy to the public, and a variety of community classroom projects.

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