If you’ve ever heard about the National Charity League, then you probably already know that it’s a non-profit national organization of mother and daughter members in Chapters across the United States. The National Charity League was established in 1925, when a group of women founded the organization in Los Angeles. They supported the American Red Cross by making layettes and assembling food baskets for the hungry during the holidays. The women engaged their daughters and by 1938, the daughters formed their own group.
Last January the Riverside, California Chapter decided to do a Clothing Drive Fundraiser with Clothes for the Cause. This awesome organization was able to collect 6,490 pounds, which translated into nearly a thousand dollars!
What a great day to see mothers and daughters working together for a common goal. One of the goup’s grandmother even donated her garage for storage space in support of their efforts. It was a beautiful day when the truck picked up their bags, and it matched the great energy and positivity of this group. 35 people showed up to bring bags and help load the truck. It was especially impressive when you consider this was the same day of their Winter Formal, which meant that many of the girls were putting off getting ready for the big dance to help participate in this fundraiser. The funds they raised will go toward their ongoing philanthropic commitment to the community. The Clothing Drive Fundraiser was such a success, they’ve already re-booked to do another one later this year!
In 1947, all of the groups united to become the nation’s first mother-daughter charity. National Charity League expanded its program beyond philanthropic work to include educational and cultural activities. National Charity League was reorganized and incorporated in 1958 to become National Charity League, Inc.
Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
- Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness.
- Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead.
- Nurturing through mentorship.
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion.
- Providing in-depth support to local communities.
- Integrity and excellence in everything we do.