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Dance-A-Thon Raises Funds for YWCA

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From left, La Cañada resident Grace McAuley, La Crescenta residents Mackenzie Holmquist and Mackenzie Drewe, and La Cañada resident Brianna Kang prepare for the dance-a-thon at the Glendale YWCA.

From left, La Cañada resident Grace McAuley, La Crescenta residents Mackenzie Holmquist and Mackenzie Drewe, and La Cañada resident Brianna Kang prepare for the dance-a-thon at the Glendale YWCA.

The NCL Glendale Chapter’s Class of 2016 held a dance-a-thon for the YWCA’s Adopt A Family program on Sunday. The dance-a-thon was held at the Glendale YWCA from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and raised $1,500 with the funds dedicated to women and children in need in the Glendale community.

Each year, the YWCA’s Adopt a Family program provides holiday gifts and necessities to the most underserved and underprivileged women and children in the area. This year the NCL set a goal to provide gifts for 55 women and 75 children in the Y’s domestic violence program. On Dec. 9, the NCL Class of 2016 will gather to make baskets filled with items their adopted families need, and also include personalized holiday greetings.

NCL supports the YWCA as well as other local charities and the NCL Class of 2016 also worked a total of 646 hours this summer as camp counselors during the YWCA Summer Camp program.

La Crescenta resident Lynn Drewe kept score on the number of rounds in the dance-a-thon.

La Crescenta resident Lynn Drewe kept score on the number of rounds in the dance-a-thon.

From June 2011 to June 2012, the YWCA of Glendale provided case management services to over 500 women, sheltered and provided food, clothing, and basic necessities to approximately 50 families as well as provided more than 500 hours of children’s mental health services.

The community is encouraged to help in these efforts by sponsoring a family in need. For more information, contact Annette Kosker, volunteer coordinator at annettekosker@glendaleywca.org or call (818) 242-4155×227. All support will help make this holiday season a memorable one for women and children in need within the community.

Submitted by Karen Gee McAULEY

Glendale residents Mary Kalfayan (left) and Elise Kalfayan kept the beat going.

Glendale residents Mary Kalfayan (left) and Elise Kalfayan kept the beat going.

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