Service to others

The Catawba Chapter is involved in numerous activities the help other people. These range from local projects to those that help our service members in the U.S. and abroad.

Listed below are some of the Catawba Chapter service activities.

Catawba Chapter members present 15 lap robes to the Marines to be sent to Camp Lejeune and Germany. Magazines also were donated.
Members of the Catawba Chapter keep their hands busy knitting and crocheting to benefit the Lap Robes for Wounded Warriors project. Lap robes are donated to veterans, service personnel, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Baby blankets are made and given to people serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other places. The lap robes are 40 by 50 inches, and the baby blankets are 30 x 30 inches.

Chapter members donate money and collect soup labels to benefit the Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, S.C.

Postage stamps are collected from envelopes to go to the hospital for wounded veterans. The stamps are pulled or cut off the envelopes to make pictures with. This is to help the veterans improve mobility in their hands.

A Catawba Chapter member makes angels out of hymnals donated by churches who are replacing their hymnals. She sells them to make money to give to veterans who need financial help in getting to doctors' appointments and treatments. She buys the supplies and makes the angels and keeps nothing for making them. The chapter also buys gas cards and food cards for veterans who need them with the profit from these angels.

At Christmastime, members collect Christmas decorations that are flat and made of nonbreakable materials to send to service people overseas. Money is collected to send to the service people. This money is sometimes used to buy candy, socks, gloves, phone cards, personal items such as personal hygiene items, and other things that the service people request.

Members sell pecans in October to raise money for the chapter.

Members make pillows for women who have had breast cancer.

In May, the chapter sponsors a Home Flag art contest to benefit children at the Rock Hill Children's Attention Home.