National Charity League, Inc.
Our Mission- Our mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
National Charity League, Inc
National Charity League, Inc., South Coast Chapter, is one of more than 150 local chapters across 16 states. With a National Board of Directors representing the organization’s eight regions, NCL continues to carry out its mission.
Local chapters of NCL initiate and promote charitable endeavors in their community, foster the mother-daughter relationship and promote membership, learning, leadership and cultural awareness in the Ticktocker Program. The daughters, along with their mothers, participate in a 6 year program of philanthropic, cultural and leadership events.
Each chapter considers their local communities' needs and selects philanthropies to work with that will further the mission statement. Support comes in the form of time, organizational skills and monetary donations. Educational activities are designed to teach the Ticktockers to be self-assured in social settings, to demonstrate good manners, to respect others and develop leadership skills. Cultural events develop community awareness and cultural sensitivity.
South Coast Chapter History
In 1961, a small group of Los Alamitos area women gathered to form a mother-daughter service group. After learning of the aims of NCL, they were chartered as South Coast Chapter in National Charity League, the twelfth national chapter. Mrs. Voler Viles became the first president. In 1963, they opened a Thrift Shop in Hawaiian Gardens. It netted $4,446.67 which greatly aided philanthropy endeavors. By 1966, the organization had 50 Patronesses and 42 Ticktockers. In 1968, the Thrift Shop hosted the first fashion show at one of the monthly meetings. Models sold what they were wearing to NCL Patronesses.
Today, the South Coast Chapter has 124 Patronesses, 141 Ticktockers, approximately 140 sustaining members, and 50 Junior members. Patronesses and Ticktockers volunteered over 32,000 hours at local philanthropies last year and the net proceeds from all fundraising and thrift shop activities exceeded $110,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Six-Year Plan?
The Six-Year Plan guides Ticktockers and their mothers through the NCL experience. The plan provides for philanthropic work, leadership development activities and cultural events and awareness.
Where are NCL chapters?
There are currently 150 chapters nationwide in 16 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
National Charity League, Inc. “Fast Facts”
· Colors: white and gold
· Flower: the Yellow Rose
· Founded in Los Angeles in 1925 as "The Charity League"
· Reorganized under the name "National Charity League" on January 20, 1947
· Incorporated as National Charity League, Inc. in 1958
· Nationally, NCL, Inc. supports over 2,500 philanthropies with over 920,000 hours of hands on
· philanthropic service
· South Coast Chapter Website Address:http://nclsouthcoast.chapterweb.net