Activities and Outreach
Service for Veterans
The chapter supports two transitional homes for homeless veterans in Bridgeport. Homes for the Brave supports 40 men. The Pfc. Nicolas A. Madaras Home has beds for 15 women and children under 5 years. The chapter presented the gift of a flagpole for Pfc Nicholas A. Madaras Home for Women Veterans.
Veterans Day Reception
Memorial Day Parade
Chapter members design a parade float and march in the Fairfield town parade.
Independence Day Celebration and Reception
The chapter participates in the celebration organized by the United Veterans Organization and hosts the reception after the ceremony on the Town Green.
The chapter receives a proclamation from the town and has displays in the library.
Chapter members participate in various restoration projects at Greenfield Hill Cemetery.
Franklin Mile Marker
The chapter maintains the one of three Franklin Mile Markers.
In 2010, the Powder House Restoration Project received the 3rd place award from NSDAR. The Powder House is believed to be the only existing one in Connecticut from the War of 1812
Old Academy School Room
The Old Academy school room is toured by over 2,000 school children a year and other groups.
DAR Good Citizen Award
The chapter gives the DAR Good Citizen Award to outstanding high school seniors.
DAR American History Essay Contest
Awards are given to middle school and home school students who write and essay on an historic topic designated by the NSDAR. Our 2013 sixth and seventh grade winners received a CTDAR award for her outstanding essay on the topic of "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence".
Children of the American Revolution
The Chapter supports the Thaddeus Burr Society of the C.A.R. The society holds meetings and service projects throughout the year for children up to age 21. The chapter won Best Newsletter awards from the C.S.C.A.R. in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Society has also won state awards for Conservation, C.A.R./DAR Relations, Museum Fund, Kids Helping Kids, and Veterans. The Society received national recognition from N.S.C.A.R. for participation in Veterans programs. See links for state and national websites.
Christmas Tree Lighting Open House and Reception
The Fairfield community is welcomed into the chapter house for refreshments hosted by the members.