To the Editor:
On behalf of the members of the Polly Ogden Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), I express my sincere appreciation for the many members of the community who attended the performance of “Life in a Jar — The Irena Sendler Project” on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Manhattan Arts Center. I hope all who attended found the event both interesting and inspiring.
The interactive theatrical presentation shared the inspirational story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who led the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and those hiding in the Warsaw area during the Holocaust in World War II. Hoping one day to relocate the children and provide them their true identities, Irena wrote the names of each child she rescued on paper and placed the lists in a jar she buried in her garden, hence the name of the story, “Life in a Jar.”
With the generous support of chapter members and local corporate sponsors, the Polly Ogden Chapter DAR was able to not only bring the event to Manhattan but provide a $1,500 donation to the Life in a Jar Foundation and Children of the Holocaust Association.
This donation supports sending thousands of Holocaust education curriculum materials to schools across America. The Children of the Holocaust Asso-ciation provides care for surviv-ing rescuers of Jewish children and adults. The donation will help with the purchase of wheelchairs and other health care needs.
Special thanks are extended to The Strong Inn, Claflin Books, Linda Weis Realty Executives, Copies-4-Less, Sunflower Con-sulting, Inc., Manhattan Jewish Congregation, Manhattan Arts Center and Mary Cottom.
Honorary Chapter Regent
Polly Ogden Chapter DAR
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