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The Royal London Society for the Blind:

Dorton College for the Blind

Visually impaired students from the age of sixteen to adults receive the technical support they need to succeed independently in a local university setting or employment with the sighted population.

Dorton House School for Blind Children

An innovative approach to educating visually impaired children from nursery age to young adults earned this school its international reputation. Its facilities and specialised teachers and equipment provide a rich academic environment as well as develop the student's social skills. The needs of the entire family are supported. Dorton House has developed a supportive relationship with schools for the blind in Romania, which are in desperate need of help. A new initiative from Dorton House is to place volunteers in hospitals to give information and support to families whose child is recently diagnosed as visually impaired. The Chapter supports Dorton House through donation of volunteer time, Braille materials, annual financial contributions, help with fund-raising and publicity. We also donate books to the library.


Dorton School Girl
Dorton Student
 

West Heath School

The New School at West Heath educates children aged eleven through sixteen, after illness, abuse, family difficulties or other serious life events prevents them from learning in a traditional classroom setting. The St. James Chapter supports West Heath School by volunteering their time at the school, financial donations, donations of books for the library and teaching materials. The Chapter placed a solid teak bench with a brass plaque to commemorate the visit by President General, Mrs. Dale Kelly Love on the grounds in the American Garden. To learn more about West Heath School, click here.

Barnado's - Believe in Children
Founded in 1866, Barnardo's has been supporting the United Kingdom’s most vulnerable children. Today, 150 years after its founding, Barnardo’s is attempting to help look after the 52,000 children who live in foster care in England as well as those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Toynbee Hall

Many international organisations have their roots at Toynbee Hall, which was founded nearly 1years ago. Education is the foundation upon which Toynbee Hall was built, their belief that education was the only way up for those disadvantaged by poverty. Toynbee Hall occupies an historic site in London's East End. This is an area that the poor immigrants to the United Kingdom came-the Huguenots, the Jewish, the Bengalis. St. James Chapter makes annual donations to Toynbee Hall, and we participate in their educational and cultural activities.

NSDAR Schools in the United States

The Chapter makes annual contributions to support the various NSDAR approved schools in the United States. These schools mostly assist and support rural youth and children with learning disabilities.

  • Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Albama
  • Tamassee DAR School, South Carolina
  • Berry College, Georgia
  • The Crossnore School, North Carolina
  • Hillside School, Inc., Massachusetts
  • Hindman Settlement School, Kentucky

Additional Activities of the Education Committee:
  • Donation of Educational Materials
  • American/Scottish Pen Pals
  • National Society Outstanding Teacher of American History Award
  • National Society American History Essay Competitions
  • American Thanksgiving Day Information Education Package
  • Donation of Books
  • Sponsorship of NSDAR Scholarship Applicant

 

West Heath Students
West Heath Students
 

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Updated April 2017