EATON — Commodore Preble Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the second annual National DAR Day of Service recently, while following their State Regent’s theme of “Sowing Seeds of Service, Outreach and Love” by supporting Children’s Services and providing backpacks to be given to children when they are removed from their homes and placed in foster homes.
The children’s belongings, if they have any, are typically placed in garbage bags. Janet Bawa, a member of the Commodore Preble Chapter and a Court Appointed Special Advocate, saw how this affected the children and wanted to do something to help ease that transition.
These backpacks will be given to the children when they are taken out of the home. Their belongings can then be placed in a nice new backpack that is all theirs. Items were also collected to fill the backpacks, including toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, books, stuffed animals, crayons, hair bows and combs. Commodore Preble Chapter will continue with this project throughout the year.