Today's DAR is a diverse group of woman aged 18 years and up. Women in Today's DAR come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, careers, politics and experiences all coming together for the same goal to protect and promote patriotism, education and history. Today's DAR are dedicated to their love of God, Home, and Country.
When you join the DAR you can choose to be as active and as involved as you want to be. If you choose to get involved you will gain a sense of accomplishment by giving back to your community and you will meet some of the most amazing women in the process.
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The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
NSDAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding.