“They look so young and so adorable,” was a comment constantly overheard at the recent National Charity League Glendale’s new member orientation of incoming sixth grade girls held at 12 Oaks Retirement Lodge.
The girls and their moms join a long line of NCL volunteers from the foothill communities serving those in need in the Crescenta Valley since the early 1950s. According to V.P. Membership Linda Roth, the girls in this year’s incoming class attend a variety of schools including Mountain Avenue, Verdugo Woodlands, Polytechnic, La Cañada, Balboa, Paradise Canyon, Palm Crest, Frostig School, St. Bede’s, Rosemont Middle School, Monte Vista, Salem Lutheran, Immaculate Heart and Lincoln.
NCL is a mother-daughter service club in which last year the Glendale chapter donated 10,707 hours of direct hands-on service to 18 charities in the La Cañada/ La Crescenta/Pasadena and Glendale/Burbank areas and provided $30,000 in financial assistance to the 12 Oaks Retirement Lodge in La Crescenta and other local charities.