National Charity League, Inc.
Serving the community with giving hearts, hands and smiles
Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
National Charity League (NCL) is a mother-daughter membership organization. Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member. The purpose of the organization is to develop leadership skills in women, primarily through philanthropic work in the local community and surrounding areas, and to foster the mother-daughter relationship through our volunteering, social and cultural activities. It is the hope of NCL that our daughters will develop a greater appreciation of the community values and ideals that our generation holds to be important and worthy of preservation.
A group of civic-minded Waco moms had a vision of strengthening that mother-daughter bond with their own daughters and after much research, the NCL Waco Chapter formed in December 2007. Since that time we have adopted ten local non-profit organizations that our members actively support through hands-on volunteer service. Baking cookies and sweet treats, providing pet food, helping build homes for deserving individuals, working at a local abuse shelter's thrift shop, manning water stations at area marathons and races, providing pet food to local elderly residents, delivering meals, providing child care and mentoring to children in deep pockets of poverty, serving as field trip chaperones to local area attractions and providing someone to just listen are just a few of the activities that NCL Waco members find themselves involved with. We also "Lend A Hand" to other local non-profit endeavors.
Our chapter has approximately 270 members (mothers and daughters in 7th - 12th grades). NCL Waco provides opportunities for mothers and daughters to enjoy bother mother-daughter and peer relationships through philanthropic, leadership, and cultural activities. You will see that we are an active, committed group that fosters the bond between mother and daughter. We have become known as the "Girls/Ladies in Blue" (in reference to our blue t-shirts we wear when volunteering).
NCL Waco, in 2012, was recognized as Outstanding Service Organization by the American Fundraising Professionals. The Waco chapter of this internationally recognized organization honored NCL Waco at an awards luncheon held at Ridgewood Country Club, November 2012 in honor of National Philanthropy Day. Quite an honor for our chapter and an amazing achievement for the women who had a vision of enhancing the mother-daughter relationship in Waco, Texas! Our chapter will also welcome it's five hundredth (500!) member in the Spring of 2014.
Waco's chapter membership includes a cross section of our community; a diverse group of moms and daughters from virtually every school in the area – including Waco ISD, Midway ISD, Lorena ISD, Valley Mills ISD, Crawford ISD, Reicher Catholic High School, St. Louis School, Vanguard College Preparatory Academy, Waco Baptist Academy, Live Oak Classical, Texas Christian Academy, West ISD and China Spring ISD.
Our Ticktockers (girls in grades 7th-12th) are active in their school while serving in various leadership roles in extra-curricular organizations, participate in athletics and band.
In addition to serving with NCL Waco, you can find our Patronesses (mothers) involved with the Waco Symphony, Junior League of Waco, Leadership Waco, Teen Leadership Waco, church organizations, Girl Scouts, Waco Panhellenic, Waco Cotton Palace, and a host of other non-profit and community organizations.
The Waco chapter is proud of its Sustainer Program for our chapter. Your experiences with NCL do not have to end upon graduation from high school. The national Sustainer program is a vibrant growing program that keeps mothers and daughters involved in the community. When your heart is touched through volunteering it is hard to turn the 'paying forward' principle off. We are buiding our Sustainer program and look forward to our Sustainers being active and serving as role models to our present membership.
If you would like to learn more about Waco NCL, please contact our Vice President of Membership Loryn Hairston @ email@example.com or click on the CONTACT US tab at the top left side of the screen ~ fill out, submit the information and we will respond. Thank you for your interest in NCL Waco! Information about National Charity League, Inc. can be found at the national website www.nationalcharityleague.org. National Charity League, Inc. now has over 185 Chapters in 23 states with more than 50,000 total members, and in 2008 celebrated 50 years of success and growth.
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Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
(National Charity League, Inc. is incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit charitable organization.
Its chapters throughout the United States are incorporated in their state of origin.)