Summer Cereal Drive

Little Rock-Centennial Chapter members participated in the Summer Cereal Drive for the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas. Today chapter members Angie Dennis,  Regent; Kathy Balkman, Registrar; and Ellen Cook, Treasurer; dropped off fifty-four boxes of cereal our chapter members collected. It was wonderful to have Daniel, Arkansas Food Bank Staff, greet us today and take a picture with us.

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Left to right: Kathy Balkman, Registrar; Daniel, AR Food Bank; Ellen Cook, Treasurer; Angie Dennis, Regent

Chapter Mask Drive

Little Rock-Centennial Chapter members were thrilled to visit the Voluntary Services Office at Towbin Healthcare Center VA in North Little Rock, Arkansas to donate eighty face masks made by our chapter members. Our chapter also donated one sewing machine to the Sew With Veterans program at the VA. Veterans use the sewing machines to make face masks.

It was an honor to be with Arkansas State Regent Junelle Mongno as she donated a sewing machine from ASDAR. Thank you to our Chapter members for their commitment and dedication in Today’s DAR!

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Left to right: Kathy Balkman, Registrar; Angie Dennis, Regent; Michael Dobbs; VA worker; Junelle Mongno, State Regent

Chapter Food Drive

The Little Rock-Centennial Chapter recently held a chapter food drive for the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas. The chapter collected 246 pounds of food items and they were delivered this week. We collected items that were the most needed during the Covid-19 crisis.  Thank you to all our chapter members for donating to this very worthy cause in our community as we Rise and Shine for America in Today’s DAR!

 

Registrar Kathy Balkman and Regent Angie Dennis dropping off the chapter’s donations

February 2020 Chapter Events

A few members of Little Rock-Centennial Chapter ASDAR, served cookies, coffee and handed out Valentine cards to veterans at Towbin Healthcare Center at Ft. Roots in NLR, AR., as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. The Valentine cards were hand written by local elementary school students. National Salute to Veteran Patients week takes place all across the United States. Thank you to Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System, Voluntary Services Office Chief Micheal Dobbs for inviting us to attend.

Some of our members also enjoyed a wonderful evening hosting Bingo, serving snacks and visiting with veterans at Towbin Healthcare Center at Ft. Roots. The husband of one of our Chapter members also attended. We always look forward to this evening.

 

2019 Veterans Shoebox Drive

Thank you to all the wonderful organizations and individuals that participated in the 2019 Veterans Shoe Box Drive. Eighteen hundred boxes were collected in total.  In December, the boxes were distributed to Veterans at VA Hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Hot Springs.

The Veteran Shoe Box Drive is organized by the Little Rock-Centennial Chapter DAR and is sanctioned by the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Voluntary Services office. Chief of Voluntary Services, Mr. Micheal Dobbs, and staff coordinated the delivery of boxes to veterans. We were thrilled to have NSDAR Arkansas State Regent Junelle Mongno join us for the delivery. We were able to hand deliver some boxes to veterans at the VA and many were left for veteran patients on each floor of the VA hospitals. Little Rock-Centennial Chapter DAR prepared 145 shoe boxes for women veterans.

Thank you to Publishing Concepts Inc. in Little Rock for storing the boxes and publishing the shoe box flyer in the Life in Chenal Magazine.  It was truly an honor to deliver boxes to veteran patients and thank them for their service. Thank a Veteran today and everyday.