Members of the Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution delivered items to the Crossnore (N.C.) School Thrift Store last month.
More than $1 million is given annually by the DAR to support six schools founded to provide educational opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to the populations they serve.
The school closest to the Tri-Cities is in Crossnore. It was established in 1913 by two medical doctors with a desire to assist the mountain folks with their health and better their welfare through education.
The DAR-supported schools provide a variety of special needs programs that address problems such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, adult literacy, and children in family crisis.
Crossnore School provides a safe, stable, healing, living and learning environment in a residential group setting for the children.
The school specializes in serving abused, abandoned and neglected children from the Piedmont and mountain counties of North Carolina.