Charity League aided by grades 7-12
       Eleven girls in their high schools' Class of 2012 recently commemorated the culmination of several years of invaluable service to the Colorado Springs community through the National Charity League. The girls' “Senior Salute” included a luncheon at the Broadmoor Hotel followed by emotional accolades offered by every graduate to their mother, and concluded with a slideshow of times spent together. A special offering of cash and supplies totaling over $700 was collected for families and programs at Fort Carson to provide support to those who serve us every day of the year, both here and abroad.
       The League's Colorado Springs Chapter was incorporated in 1997. The purpose of the NCL experience is to empower girls, 7th through 12th grade, to be confident, well-rounded, and socially-aware contributors in their community while fostering the mother-daughter relationship. Each grade level runs its own meetings and performs countless hours of assistance to local charities, allowing the girls to develop as leaders in their own right, along with their mothers.
       This year as a whole, the chapter contributed over 4,279 hours to Care & Share, Venetucci Farm, Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association, and Susan G. Komen, just to name a few of the 18 philanthropies supported locally.
       New members are welcome. For more information visit our international website at www.nationalcharityleague.com.

Karen Petersilie
League Board Member