Texas DAR member showing off stitched itemsWith some skeins of yarn and a stash of adorable printed fabrics, our Texas Daughters have made a difference in the lives of the Fort Hood military families.

The TXDAR Stitching for Children Committee actively promotes this special state project. A tremendous number of handmade projects are produced during the year by our TXDAR Daughters. They contribute their own materials, time and creative talents to make knitted, crocheted and stitched items for children of all ages. The more unusual the better!

Over fifty Texas chapters have participated, and many more individuals made at least one hand-crafted item. Some made many!  A new special feature, a “TXDAR Originals” label is sewn into the handcrafted item.

Funds, raised mainly at Spring Conference, for all these projects, are donated to the Fort Hood, Texas USO unit. This USO unit offers family strengthening programs to over 100,00 troops and military families annually. Programs such as Game Night, Movies on the Lawn and United Through Reading are designed to keep service members connected to home, family and country throughout their service to the Nation. Last year, at a special Fort Hood USO yellow ribbon gala, the TXDAR was honored with a plaque in recognition of our donation as a gold ribbon sponsor.

The Stitching for Children/ USO project has touched and inspired many of our members. They have discovered a way to use their creative talents to bring support to our military families. Their skills are valued!

Carole Lowe

Stitching for Children State Chair 2015-2018