Horseneck DAR Create Easter Bags for CCI Students and Young Adults with Special Needs

The Horseneck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution brought Easter bags filled with candy to the Community Centers Inc of Greenwich on Tuesday, April 12.

The Horseneck DAR members met with Gaby Rattner, Executive Director, Social Workers, Vanessa Cardinal and Matt Termini and John Grasso, High School Coordinator.

CCI Executive Director Gaby Rattner, Nan Levy, Jane Tranfo, Karen Shapiro, Wendy Dziurzynski, CCI Social Worker Matt Termini, Wynn McDaniel, and CCI Social Worker Vanessa Cardinal

The Easter bags will be handed out to the many CCI students and young adults with special needs as part of their Easter celebration.

CCI was established in 1955 and is a social service agency dedicated to building skills that empower clients to overcome educational, social, and economic barriers so that they can reach their full potential. They provide homework clubs, tutoring and after school activities. 

The DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American History. 

While the Horseneck DAR is a new chapter, they have completed many community service projects, such as providing Valentine’s and Easter candies to the healthcare workers at Nathaniel Witherell, Parsonage Cottage and Greenwich Hospital.

For the past two years, they have celebrated the national ceremony of “Wreaths Across America” at the Old Burying Ground in Byram where wreaths were placed on the gravesites of two Revolutionary soldiers. And they have joined local veterans on Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Eugene Morlot Memorial Park. 

Anyone interested in becoming a charter member of the Horseneck DAR Chapter can send an email to [email protected]. There are resources to help you find your patriot.

CCI Executive Director Gaby Rattner, Karen Shapiro, Wendy Dziurzynski, Wynn McDaniel, CCI Social Worker Matt Termini, CCI Social Worker Vanessa Cardinal, and John Grasso, CCI High School Coordinator. Contributed photo