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Restaurant Community Partnership

Zoup! Ladling Love program will donate 20% of all purchases made on April 15th, from 5-8pm, to CVCNSDAR to help us meet our community service goals for 2021. Friends and family are invited to participate. In person, present the flyer below, or for online orders please enter the code LADLINGLOVE.

Carbon Valley DAR Zoup Flyer 4.2021


No matter what project or activity, we are always focused on our core mission of Historic preservation, Patriotism and Education; currently our strategic Initiatives are centered around the following:


History Books for Teachers

Each year we budget monies for our Middle School Social Studies Teachers to help them promote the history of our country. We meet with them and present the gift card and allow them to pick the best books for their students.

Box Tops

DAR uses a Box Tops for Education phone app to scan grocery receipts to see if there are any purchases with Box Tops. The school you designate from the list below will receive the funds directly through the app.

Pop Tops

C.A.R. state theme is “To Preserve America’s History and Honor Our Patriots.” Their project is to continue to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH), and to collect old bedding and towels for local humane societies. Societies are to donate these items to their local humane societies. Please continue to save your pop tabs for C.A.R.

DAR Schools

Kate Duncan Smith (KDS)DAR School Tamassee DAR School Inc

American Indian Schools

Chemawa Indian School Bacone College

DAR Approved Schools

Hillside School, Inc.

Hindman Settlement School, Inc. Berry College, Inc.

The Crossnore School and Children’s Home

Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest

The Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable full-time teachers of history (and related fields such as social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private, and parochial schools, grades 5-12. These teachers have demonstrated excellence in:

  • Readily sharing an incisive knowledge of American History
  • Being committed to their students
  • Fostering a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country
  • Relating history to modern life and events
  • Requiring high academic standards at all times from their students Carbon Valley Chapter shall allocate $200 toward this

Woman in American History Award

The emphasis of this award is on the role of women, past and present, in American history. Chapters are encouraged to select a notable woman from their state or community to honor. March is officially “Women’s History Month,” so chapters may wish to use this occasion to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the woman of their choice.

The DAR Good Citizen Award

Frederick, Mead and Skyline High School staff as well as private, charter or homeschool high school staff in Carbon Valley’s designated area may select one senior per year to receive the award for their school based on the criteria required.

DAR Good Citizen Essay Scholarship Contest

Each winning Good Citizen by their school may choose to compete in the Scholarship Essay Contest. Only one student will win first place for their essay for Carbon Valley Chapter. The scholarship amount will be $300, plus other awards as designated by the National Society. They also have the chance to move onto State, District and National to win higher Scholarships designated by state, district and national each year.

6th-8th Grade Essay Contest

New Essay criteria each year from state

Essays to be given to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Each grade shall have winners as follows:

First Place: $50

Second Place:$40

Third Place: $30


Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

We collect mascara brushes for Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, Wands for Wildlife, a rehabilitation nonprofit in western North Carolina, who recycles old mascara wands to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals. They work great because the bristles are so close together and gentle to use on the injured and orphaned wild animals receiving care. We will collect the wands, clean them and send them twice a year in October and February.

Trex Community Challenge

Trex plastic film recycling challenge. How does the challenge work? Determine a six-month collection time period. Collect a minimum of 500 lbs. or 40,500 plastic film and bags. Weigh and record the amount of film recycled each month. Deliver the collected plastic film to a participating retailer for recycling.


Pocket Stars

Create Pocket Stars to give to active Military and Veterans; enabling us to recycle worn out flags. We cut stars off the flag, put them in small clear baggie with the phrase:

“I am part of our American Flag that has flown over the USA. I can no longer fly, The sun and winds caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me a reminder that you are not forgotten.”


Eat Breakfast with Veterans and hand out pocket stars/Christmas cards. Donate $100 to their organization in support of the veterans. Present Vietnam lapel pins to Vietnam veterans.

National Salute to Veteran Patients Program

Travel to Wyoming each year, generally close to Valentines Day to visit the hospital residents and hand out gifts and donations of items to veterans including large print playing cards, books, DVD’s, Cd’s and puzzles.

Operation Military Care

K9 postage and care package items are sent for two care packages to go overseas for military working dogs valued at $100.

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Memorial Day Joint Ceremony with the Longs Peak Chapter NSDAR

Use the artificial wreath in the wreath laying ceremony each year at three locations starting at Stephen Day Park, then Foothills Gardens of Memory cemetery and finally Mountain View Cemetery. Wreaths are in honor of veterans laid to rest.


Free the Girls

This organization exist to help girls rescued from sex trafficking to live a life of true freedom. DAR Partners to donate new or slightly used BRAS. We collect and drop off at Heart of Longmont Church. By donating your slightly used Bras you also contribute to our conservation efforts by keeping items out of the landfill.


Historic Highlandlake Pioneer Cemetery cleanup

Each year we spend time cleaning up the Historic Pioneer Cemetery in Mead.


  • Support of Naturalization Ceremonies
  • VA National Salute to Veterans
  • Highland Lake Pioneer Days
  • 4th at Firestone
  • Mead Community Days and Sugar beet Festival
  • Frederick Miner’s Day
  • Proud American Military Veterans Breakfast Club (PAMVET) ongoing support


Community Service Award

The purpose of the Community Service award is to recognize on a chapter or state level unpaid voluntary community service of individuals and organizations.

Recipient qualifications must include:

  • Contributing to the community in an outstanding manner through cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship or environmental conservation endeavors or by organizing or participating in community activities.
  • Efforts must have been in the last five years with no compensation.
  • Members of NSDAR are eligible for this award if the service is unrelated to their DAR activities.
  • Our chapter presents two awards per year.

Work of the Society

Most of the significant work of the NSDAR is done at the grassroots level through individual chapters and members of the Carbon Valley Chapter NSDAR are delighted to join the other 46 chapters in Colorado, the state DAR, and the National Society in service to our communities. Each chapter has its own programs and initiatives based on the DAR mission and guidance from the state and national leadership. Our committees are the base of our chapter’s involvement in our communities; giving our members opportunities to serve DAR objectives that are most valuable to each person. Some of the committees we are excited to begin serving include:

American Heritage
American History
American Indians
Chapter Achievement Awards
Children of the American Revolution Committee
Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission
Commemorative Events
Community Classroom
Community Service Awards
Constitution Week
DAR Genealogy Preservation
DAR Good Citizens
DAR Magazine
DAR Museum Outreach
DAR Project Patriot
DAR Scholarship
DAR School
DAR Service for Veterans
The Flag of the United States of America
Genealogical Records
Historic Preservation
Junior American Citizens
Junior Membership
Lineage Research
Literacy Promotion
National Defense
President General’s Project
Public Relations & Media Committee
Service to America
Special Projects Grants
Volunteer Information Specialists
Volunteer Genealogists
Women’s Issues


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