Portland, December 2nd. Mothers and daughters from the National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter supported the Red Sweater Project at their annual holiday tea at the Portland Golf Club. It creates educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania and was founded by a former Portland NCL member, Ashley Holmer. Former National Charity League Portland Chapter class of 2013 Presidents Mariel Klein and Courtney Hall were among the seniors who also sold baked goods to raise money – both attend Jesuit High School.
National Charity League History:
In 1925, a small group of women interested in philanthropic work founded the Charity League in Los Angeles. They worked quietly, doing Red Cross work, making layettes and assembling and delivering baskets of food to the hungry at holiday times. Sometimes they brought their daughters with them. By 1938, so many daughters had become involved that they decided to form their own group. They called themselves the Ticktockers.
In 1947, these groups united to become the first mother-daughter charity and took their present name, National Charity League. At that time, the mothers also took their name, Patronesses. The newly formed group decided to expand its program beyond philanthropic work to include educational and cultural activities.
NCL was reorganized and incorporated as National Charity League, Inc. in 1958. The first “Chapter Day” was held in 1959; the first NCL Convention was held the following year. These meetings brought the growing membership together for an exchange of ideas and support.
National Charity League Today:
National Charity League, Inc. has a National Board of Directors, which represents the organization’s eight Regions and more than one hundred forty local Chapters throughout the United States. NCL continues to carry out its Mission — to provide service to its communities while fostering the mother-daughter relationship. Through our volunteer work today, we hope to make the world a better place tomorrow.
For more information on the National Charity League please visit www.nationalcharityleague.org