Do you have a parent, a grandparent or great grandparent that wasn't born in the USA? We have some exciting news! We are planning to open up a brand new chapter in Northern Colorado and if you or anyone you know has British or Commonwealth heritage we would love to hear from you! The Daughters of the British Empire in Colorado is a 501(3)(c) registered charity and a society of women who raise money for many charities in and around Colorado. If you live in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Niwot or Boulder and would like to know more, we would love to hear from you!
We have teamed up again with flowerPowerFundraising! They have provided us with a colorful website with lots of summer bulbs, plants, seeds and even some equipment to satisfy the avid gardener in you! What better way to give to charity than to watch that gift bloom year after year or to eat it's rewards! 50% of all profits made through sales will be donated to us, and we will, in turn donate it to all the worthwhile charities we support in Colorado and to the British Home. Check out the website today and don't forget to order soon to guarantee you get what you want! Orders will begin to be shipped out at the end of March/April, according to your Zone. Anyone anywhere can order! And don't forget to share this link with your gardening friends! Daughters of the British Empire (flowerpowerfundraising.com)
We are excited to announce our new State Fundraiser. If you are looking for a gift for the Anglophile or Brit friend or relative, we are now taking orders for these thermal insulated tote bags. Or if you like the idea of having a reusable grocery bag or just supporting some great charities, this bag is for you! They come in a navy color with the DBE logos on front and website address on the back. There have 20” carrying handles and a plastic bottom insert to lend rigidity to the bag. The dimensions are 15” h x 13” w x 9.5” d.
> The price for each bag is $20.00, plus $5.00 for postage. Where possible local orders can be hand delivered.
Please contact via email: Lee Vos at email@example.com to place your order and for more information. All our members are volunteers and all the monies raised goes towards The British Home for the elderly and local registered charities.
On Sunday, The Commonwealth Rose Chapter made up 40 sandwich bags and delivered them to The Delores Shelter in Denver, CO.
Sandwich bags contained:
Ham and Cheddar sandwich
A packet of crisps
A 2-pack of Oreo cookies
A seedless Mandarin orange
A can of Coke
Little packets of mustard and mayonnaise
"The Delores Project operates The Delores Shelter at Arroyo Village, a low barrier, strengths-based shelter for women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. The shelter operates 24/7 and all guests are regularly tested for COVID-19.
Guests staying in the shelter receive meals, access to hot showers, bus tickets, access to health services, toiletries, a clean bed, a phone for local calling, and housing-focused case management.
Guests actively participate in shelter chores and our Guest Advisory Committee and are encouraged to foster a positive, safe and hospitable environment at our shelter. Thank you, Commonwealth Rose, for your contribution to our sandwich fund.."
Last Sunday, the Mary Wollstonecraft Chapter in Colorado Springs were blessed with warm, sunny weather! They celebrated with their first in-person meeting of the year outside with a BBQ in a members garden. Three important dates were recognized that afternoon- Firstly 1909, the year the DBE was founded in the US. The 14th of April was our Founders Day and so, members dressed in Edwardian style clothing. Secondly 1983, the year the DBE began in the State of Colorado. Some members dressed in 80's style clothing and thirdly 2020, the year the Mary Wollstonecraft chapter officially began. To commemorate all of these dates the members put together a time capsule to be sealed and handed down to every Regent of the chapter and opened in 15 years time. Many items represented not only the DBE and the chapter, but fundraisers the chapter had done, and items that represented all three years such as coins, photos and newspapers. Also included were fun items: a toilet roll, a mask and some hand sanitizer all synonymous with the year 2020! A great time was had by all and to top it all, the chapter welcomed a new member! Well done ladies!
Sandhurst Chapter celebrated their first in-person meeting of the year with the presentation of service award pins to 2 of its members. Angela received her 10 year pin and certificate and Beth received her 30 years pin and certificate. Thank you ladies for your dedicated service to the DBE in Colorado!
The DBE is full of wonderful ladies like these two, who dedicate many hours, days and years of of time and energy to help raise money for charities across the nation, to help support and uplift their fellow members and to further "the Cause". Well done ladies!
Beth and Angela receive there service pin awards.
Last years Victorian Tea was as always, a huge success! We had a full house with ladies dressed in their fancy frocks and fancy hats! The food was delightful, the tea plentiful. Our vendors, raffle prizes and 'Victorian guests' really made this event special! Check out the details of this years Tea!
For almost a century, Daughters of the British Empire has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the U.S. We invite you to learn more about joining one of the DBE chapters in Colorado.
Thank you for visiting our website. You can also keep up with our upcoming DBE events and all things British on the Daughters of the British Empire - Colorado Facebook page.
Recently the Mary Wollstonecraft Chapter in Colorado Springs made a delivery of all the soft toys and dolls they had been collecting to the the Doll Dr.'s located at the First Lutheran Church in the Downtown area. This program takes gently used dolls and soft toys, makes clothes and blankets for them and then distributes them to children in need, in various situations, at Christmas time.
The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our British heritage while supporting local charities and our four senior living facilities across the US.
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