GRACE is humbly blessed to have thousands of volunteers who give of themselves to further its mission. Every year, volunteers serve more than 50,000 hours across the area, in conditions as diverse as the blazing hot Feed Our Kids sites to the piercing cold New Year’s Eve at Donation Station.
The Southlake Chapter of National Charity League is one group serving at nearly all GRACE activities and sites year-round. Founded in 1996, the mothers and daughters service group has been central to GRACE programs since its inception.
Coming Sunday, March 22 to the Hurst Conference Center, the group hosts its 23rd Annual Fashion Show and Benefit. The theme, “The Greatest Show”, features favorite scenes from the past twenty-two shows. Chad McCoy once again serves as master of ceremonies.
Every year the National Charity League (NCL) takes six weeks throughout the summer, mid-June to late-July to serve lunches through the GRACE Feed Our Kids program. The same group spends a Friday and Saturday in October setting chairs and centerpieces for GRACE’s largest fundraiser, the GRACE Gala.
Members of NCL join GRACE during the holidays for the Thanksgiving Meal distribution, Christmas Cottage, and the Christmas Meal distribution. And this is only the beginning of the service hours given to GRACE by its members. If that sounds like hours-upon-hours of volunteer work, you’d be right—more than 7,500 hours each year.
What is amazing is that NCL supports many other charitable agencies like the Battered Women’s Shelter, Christmas is for Children, Metroport Meals on Wheels, the Special Olympics, Stepping Stones, and Miracle League of Southlake
All the more astonishing is that NCL Southlake members give much more than time. The Fashion Show and Benefit generates needed funding for all of their beneficiary agencies. Last year, NCL awarded more than $103,000 in grants to 12 local charities.
The Southlake Chapter aims to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Its vision is to develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
Mothers and daughters participate in a six-year core program which outlines a program of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences by year. Through this program, participants become confident, well-rounded, and socially aware contributors to society.