Work of the Society

California DAR Volunteering

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historic preservation, promotion of education, and encouraging patriotism. These goals are as relevant in today’s National Society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

Most DAR volunteer work is accomplished under a committee system. As the state regent takes office, she leads the Daughters in her state to achieve significant goals set by the National Society’s President General, appointing state chairs and vice-chairs to encourage work done in districts and at the chapter level.

Additionally, the state regent establishes State Regent’s Projects designed to unite Daughters in statewide projects.

  Headquarters Enhancement
In California, for the 2018-2020 term, one project is to complete a three-term enhancement project at our State Headquarters in Glendora, providing a tranquil and useful setting under the large oak trees where people may gather to visit or sit in quiet reflection.
The second project supports the Gary Sinise Foundation, R.I.S.E. Program, a 501(c)(3) organization building homes for the most severely wounded veterans and first responders. Funds raised are being used in California Smart Homes specifically designated to the kitchens… where loved ones gather and meals and memories are made.
CA Bus Tour to a DAR-supported school in Appalachia
The DAR is passionate about educating America’s youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests, and awards to help further this goal. The DAR website offers many different resources that teachers may find useful when they are teaching subjects such as the Revolutionary War, family history/genealogy, the colonial period, and early America. Teachers and students are encouraged to explore the available resources and take advantage of the different programs the DAR offers.
  Historic Preservation
Throughout the history of the DAR, historic preservation has always been one of the main focuses of the mission of the organization. DAR members participate in a wide variety of historic preservation projects as it is crucial to saving our history for future generations.
Patriotism takes many forms. Throughout California, Daughters in chapters large and small joined Wreaths Across America to honor the memory of Americans who served their country from the American Revolution to current times. Volunteering over 1,000,000 hours (documented:2016-2019) working for the Society and throughout their communities, Daughters truly made a difference through their service to God, Home, and Country.