National Theme "America's Lasting Legacy"
National President David A. Graham
Senior National President Norma L. Griffin
America’s Lasting Legacy
Honoring the Sacrifices of America’s Veterans.
C.A.R. will honor American heroes past and present through various activities like volunteering, collecting items to send to deployed service members, or raising funds to support injured veterans.
C.A.R. has two goals to support these activities.
Members will be engaged in fundraising activities to support Hope for the Warriors. Specifically, C.A.R. will be supporting A Warrior’s Wish; a program with the mission to support severely injured veterans in their transition back to civilian life. A Warrior’s Wish honors the sacrifices of our veterans by fulfilling wishes – anything from remodeling a house to be more handi-accessible, purchasing home equipment to help make daily tasks more feasible, or giving startup capital for a veteran’s own program benefiting injured veterans.
Our goal is $25,000 raised for A Warrior’s Wish.
C.A.R. also has a second, joint goal. One of C.A.R.’s main tenets is service. Members will get into their communities and find ways to help those less fortunate around their neighborhoods. Each society, each dot on a map is an opportunity to make another difference – even in just one person. C.A.R. is committed to serving our communities and honoring the legacies of our patriots in remembrance of their sacrifices and service to our young country. Our members are excited to help our communities and grow as leaders through their own unique service projects.
Our goal is to serve 25,000 hours of community service.
State Theme "Smiling Faces in Historic Places"
State President Taylor Putt
Senior State President Virginia Poffenberger
Smiling Faces in Historic Places
The Florida Society will raise funds for the Historic Haile Homestead (HHH) at Kanapaha Plantation in Archer Florida. The home was built by the Haile’s enslaved laborers in 1856 and was lived in by the family for over 70 years. In the 1930’s the home was boarded up and went into disrepair until the 1970’s, when director Victor Nunez rediscovered the disheveled home.
Since the 1970’s, the home has undergone preservation and, in 2001, it was opened to the public for tours, after being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. An all-volunteer group has since run the museum and home; but, something in the home was missing. The home had been restored, but the detached kitchen has yet to be touched.
After taking a tour of the home, and hearing the story of the Haile family, I was moved. I knew that I wanted to provide funds for the kitchen, and when I was in the process of becoming the Florida State President I knew that the HHH kitchen restoration was the perfect project for Florida
Every piece of history is precious, and it longs to be remembered. The intent of this project is to help children in F.S.C.A.R. to be aware of just how important history is to both our state and our country. The goal this year will be to raise funds for the restoration of HHH kitchen and to preserve Florida’s history within the hearts of young children, giving them a better understanding of how important history is to our country and culture.
The Florida Society Children of the American Revolution is a 501(c) (3) organization.
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