DAR delivers over 600 books to the Barrington Early Learning Center


The Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has secured donations of children’s books from the Barrington Early Learning Center for summer reading.

The center welcomes more than 300 students, almost all children at risk, aged 3 to 5 years. The goal was to send each child home for the summer with two books that their families could read together and keep. Over 600 books were donated by DAR members and the Paul and Dottie Spiewak Foundation.

More than half of the books were new with titles suggested by Michelle Acosta, Ed.S., Principal/Early Years Coordinator. Becky Gill, Ed.D., director of elementary curriculum and instruction, identified the need in the district and was on hand to receive the books. The books ranged from picture books, simple books, and books in English and Spanish. Each book was labeled with the DAR logo and Signal Hill chapter contact information: https://signalhilldar.com.

Special thanks to members of the Signal Hill Chapter who contributed to the project: Joyce Wright, Joan Kornfeind, Diane Scholten, Kathy Boyle, and the Paul and Dottie Spiewak Foundation. Also, Linda Wickman, Jennifer Fisher, Donna Cardwell, Shenandoah Constantino, Helen Martin, Flo Babos, Deborah Edlund, Lynn Watters, Susan Olund, Barbara Sullivan and Jacqueline Marcus.

The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a women’s voluntary service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

Through fundraising efforts throughout the year, the chapter contributes financially to several 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions support that of the NSDAR: historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation, and Native Americans.

NSDAR provides over $1.5 million in scholarships each year. This is the largest group of participants in support of Wreaths Across America. Through its various programs and initiatives, NSDAR strives to bring greater awareness to the men and women who achieved American independence, including those of diverse backgrounds.

Since its founding in 1890, more than one million women have joined nationally and globally. NSDAR membership is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, visit: https://signalhilldar.com.


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