Jared’s Box Project and Jackson-Madison Chapter DAR
Members of the Jackson-Madison Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) delivered Jared Boxes to Jackson Madison County General Hospital for their pediatric unit, October 11, 2017.
The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Over 200,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States.
A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals. Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of children in the hospital.
Jackson-Madison Chapter members collected items for 13 Jared Boxes, and will donate them to the pediatric unit of the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
October 11 is designated as a Day of Service by DAR to commemorate the founding of the organization on October 11, 1890. Chapters are encouraged to do service projects in their local communities. Past Jackson-Madison DAR service projects have included cleaning cemeteries, painting rooms at the Safe Hope Center, and providing baked goods to first responders.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR is non-partisan and non-political, and welcomes any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot.
Jackson-Madison Chapter NSDAR was chartered in April 1901, and is one of the oldest and most active chapters in the state of Tennessee.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or the Official YouTube Channel of DAR at http://www.youtube.com/user/TodaysDAR. To learn more about the Jackson-Madison Chapter, visit www.tndar.org/~jacksonmadison or contact Regent Beth Bates at 731-427-0465 email@example.com.