The desire to give back to the community, strengthen the mother-daughter relationship, and develop leadership skills led Stephanie Scroggins to start a local chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL).
“I was impressed by the experience my sister and niece shared in NCL, and wanted the same opportunity for my daughter and me,” said Scroggins, a Flower Mound resident and mother of a seventh grade daughter.
The National Charity League, Inc. Cottonwood Chapter was formed in June of 2012, and a kick-off event was held August 25, 2012.
Membership is comprised of 86 Founding Members who are in the Lewisville and Coppell school districts.
The Cottonwood Chapter currently serves three philanthropies in the area: CCA – Christian Community Action, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful and the Flower Mound Hospital Auxiliary.
According to a press release, the NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.
National Charity League is unique because of its multi-generational approach and three-pronged mission – learning to give of oneself and improve the community through philanthropy; learning to lead through hands on experience in peer groups; and development of cultural competence – for both mothers and daughters.
NCL members are mothers (Patronesses) and daughters in grades 7-12 (Ticktockers).
Established in Los Angeles, California in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, NCL, Inc. currently has more than 175 chapters with more than 48,000 actively engaged members – women and daughters in grades 7 through 12 – in 20 states.
Membership is currently open to Mothers and Daughters in the Lewisville and Coppell school districts who are between the 7th and 12th grade levels.
For more information about the local chapter, visit www.nclcottonwood.org.