Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Project #4: South Carolina, Tamassee DAR School

Continuing our effort to help others by reaching across state lines, we move on to the Tamassee DAR School in South Carolina. This project was suggested by AuntieCin on Ravelry who has an ongoing relationship with the school through her local DAR chapter in Florida. Here is information about them from their website:

Tamassee DAR School is a private non-profit children’s home and family service organization offering multi-faceted programs to serve children and families in crisis. Year round services are provided for up to 56 children in residence. Our programs and services include 8 on-campus child care homes that can house up to 8-10 children, middle-school academy for day and residential students, individual and group counseling, enrichment and recreational activities and a college/after care program.”

The school helps children who range in age from Kindergarten to 12th grade. They do accept cash donations, and they run a thrift shop as another way to raise funds. However, I am told that the children could benefit from our help as well, and the representative to whom I have spoken was very excited to have been chosen as our next project.

What we are making for THIS PROJECT:
Hat/Scarf sets, or

As always, these can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, and they must be handmade. If you do not knit, crochet, or sew, you can still be involved by purchasing a handmade item from one of the wonderful sellers on Etsy or Artfire. Or, ask a friend to make the item and you provide shipping - then you both get to participate!

Deadline to have these items received by the project coordinator is February 6, so please allow appropriate mail time. The DAR representative from AuntieCin’s chapter will be delivering to the facility on or about February 10.

As stated above, our volunteer coordinator for this project is AuntieCin on Ravelry. Donations can be mailed to:
Cindy Lunn
9476 Forest Hills Circle
Tampa, FL 33612

Though the items are being mailed to Florida, they will be hand-delivered to the school in South Carolina as one of the regular delivery trips of AuntieCin’s DAR chapter.

Please let me know if there are any questions, or if I have left out any vital information for this project. Thank you again for your participation!


1 comment:

SANDY said...

DAR? As in Daughters of The American Revolution? I've been popping in off and on trying to see what the next charity is. Glad it's posted, will see what I can learn about it through their page.