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Mothers and Daughters Work Together to Assist Kansas City

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Last year, mother and daughter members of the National Charity League, Inc., Heart of Kansas City chapter spent more than 8,200 hours volunteering at area charities. The 272 members of the Heart of Kansas City NCL chapter support 25 local non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteer service.

Members are local women and their daughters in grades 7 through 12 throughout the Johnson County area. Through this community service, NCL develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter relationship. However, community service is just one of NCL’s three membership pillars; the organization is also committed to developing leadership skills in its members and exposing the young women to a variety of cultural experiences in the community.

“NCL is a wonderful organization that allows us to volunteer in the community alongside our daughters,” said Tina Bender, President of NCL, Heart of Kansas City chapter. “With the added leadership programming, it is truly rewarding to see the growth and confidence the girls obtain from NCL and their philanthropy work through the years. This poise and confidence is especially evident in this year’s senior class.”

The 27 NCL members in the class of 2018 represent seven different high schools in the metro: Blue Valley North, Barstow, Blue Valley Southwest, St. James Academy, Shawnee Mission East, Notre Dame de Sion and Blue Valley High. Since becoming NCL members in seventh grade, this group of girls has dedicated more than 3,600 hours to volunteer work with local charities.

The National Charity League, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1925 as an organization for mothers to teach their daughters community service and leadership skills. Today, NCL has 65,000 members in 244 chapters throughout 26 states.

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Written by: Jennifer Fortin