The Ties That Bind and Live On
For Holly Sweet, it is in the small, quiet gestures of giving where people make a difference for future generations—and receive the greatest joys.
One year, Holly baked and delivered 300 cookies every Friday for soldiers passing through the USO at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This thoughtful gesture, in addition to her estate gift to DAR, made a lasting impact.
As a member of the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter in Denver, North Carolina, Holly gives with equal dedication, because she sees the threads of sacrifice—and success—that link past Daughters to those today and in the future.
They are, for Holly, the ties that bind.
"We have been given so much by these [past] Daughters—an awesome building, a beautiful library, a museum. This is our responsibility to ensure DAR stands for the next generation who will do even more amazing things," she says.
Ensuring Daughters can continue this important work, Holly created a bequest, or gift in her will, to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The process, she says, "really was so easy." Holly simply called DAR for sample bequest language and then contacted her attorney to incorporate that language into her will. "I remember after my appointment with my lawyer…feeling so light and peaceful. And knowing, in some small way, I was going to become a part of the future of DAR."
Create Your Legacy Today
Like Holly, you can make a gift to NSDAR that ensures your support lives on and assists the work of future Daughters. To learn more, contact the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 or email@example.com.