Mothers and Daughters Celebrate Giving Back: National Charity League’s Southern Marin Chapter Honors the Class of 2022’s Volunteerism

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On the heels of Mothers’ Day, National Charity League’s Southern Marin Chapter (NCL) will host an afternoon party at the Corinthian Yacht Club to honor its latest graduating class of teenage girls — and their mothers — who collectively have contributed 3,026 hours of community service to Marin charities over the past six years.

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The event will be held May 15 and feature a graduating class of 17 Marin students who have been volunteering for NCL since the 7th grade. Volunteers support a varied array of local nonprofits for the Marin chapter of the national organization, among them Extra Food, Ceres Project, Adopt a Family of Marin, Special Olympics, SF-Marin Food Bank and The Cedars.

“We’re extremely proud of the NCL Class of 2022. Not only did these young women develop strong leadership skills, but they also flexed their grit and resilience during the pandemic,” note Tracy Coombe and Stacey Crawford, chapter copresidents. “Via service to Marin County, this class has built a strong foundation for future success while creating a bond with their community.”

The Yacht Club party, entitled “Senior Celebration,” will include awards and speeches by the teen volunteers; dinner at Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon for mothers and daughters will cap off the day’s festivities.

National Charity League membership is available for mothers and their daughters from grades 7 through 12. Prospective members should apply in their daughter’s 6th-grade year of public or private school. Membership drives are typically open from October to January.

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