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Local chapter of mother-daughter philanthropic organization kicks off its seventh year

 

Last updated 6/7/2019 at 1:51am

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Chloe Koperek receives the Merci Award for completing the most philanthropic service hours during the year.

TEMECULA – National Charity League Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter held it's Dr. Seuss themed, "Oh the Places You'll Go" kickoff meeting for over 250 members at the rustic Terre De Fitz in Wine Country, May 22.

National Charity League is one of the nation's oldest mother-daughter organizations with its mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Currently the NCL Inc. has 262 chapters across the United States. Annually, its members from coast to coast volunteer over 1 million hours in their local communities. The Temecula Valley chapter welcomed 28 new members, which includes mothers and daughters in grades seventh through 12th. The chapter draws its membership from girls who live in or attend school in Temecula and Murrieta.

At the kickoff event, mothers and daughters planned a year of service, leadership and cultural experiences. They also gave out many volunteer awards for the year, including Chloe Koperek, receiving the Merci Award which is given to the Ticktocker who completes the most philanthropic service hours during the year. Koperek completed 200 service hours, volunteering in Temecula and Murrieta.

The chapter also invited Megan Bourlett, the director from Community Mission of Hope, a NCL, Inc., partner philanthropy to speak about to their mission in the community. 

"CMOH provides food boxes, bread, hygiene needs and fresh produce items to hundreds of families and individuals in our community each month, and have supplied over 2 million meals," Bourlett said. "CMOH provides case management and mentorship to low income, recently homeless and chronic homeless in our valley.  We seek to provide responsible compassion to those in need. In addition to providing basic services such as food and hygiene, CMOH will work with each individual and family to help determine the root of their current situation and then will walk with them on a path to self sufficiency.

"CMOH also devotes their time to training volunteers in our valley to become case managers and help connect them to our families and individuals to walk through this rough part of life with. For most of our clients, having that support means the difference between falling farther behind, and flourishing in their community," she said.

Visit Community Mission of Hope at http://www.communitymissionofhope.com to learn more.

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McKenna Douglas, Kendal Clemens and Chloe Koperek display their awards for their community service at the National Charity League Inc. Temecula Valley Chapter's kickoff event, May 22.

The kickoff event ended with the Ticktockers meeting with their grade level advisers to hear about the upcoming year.

National Charity League Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter currently partners with more than a dozen local philanthropies, including city of Temecula, city of Murrieta, Susan G. Komen Inland Empire, Hope's Community Closet, Habitat for Humanity-Inland Valley, Binky Patrol, Our Nicholas Foundation, Littlefield Foundation, Michelle's Place, Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Pennypickle's Workshop, Green Acres Interactive Therapy, MCAS Camp Pendleton, Community Mission of Hope, Jacob's House and Temecula Valley Champions.

For more information about the National Charity League, Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter, including a complete list of local philanthropies served, visit http://www.temeculavalley.nationalcharityleague.org.

Submitted by National Charity League, Temecula Valley Chapter.

 

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