In a time when youth are obsessed with selfies, reality TV, and what many would argue are trivial pursuits, a group of young women here in Houston have dedicated years to serving others. They were honored this weekend for their philanthropy and their commitment to high standards.
As members of the Lady Bird Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc., 20 young women of the Class of 2022 were honored during Senior Recognition on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at the Sugar Land Marriott in Town Square. The girls all reside in Katy, Richmond, or Fulshear.
They were recognized for their accomplishments over the last six years in NCL, Inc. In that time, these young ladies, in partnership with their mothers, volunteered more than 9,694 hours of philanthropic service to their community. They served in a variety of leadership positions, along with planning events and attending various cultural events. Additionally, they made lasting relationships and memories within their community, organization, and mostly with their mothers.
The Lady Bird Chapter’s total philanthropy hours in 2021 surpassed 6,137 hours in community service. The girls and their mothers volunteer and do in-kind service work in partnership with the American Heart Association, Hunker Down Auxiliary, and Operation Gratitude. They have served in various capacities at 26 non-profits, including The American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Down Syndrome Association, Meals on Wheels, and Lunches of Love.
The unique nature of the organization brings together mothers with their 7-12th grade daughters. It seeks to develop socially responsible community leaders and strengthen the mother-daughter relationship. The traditional six-year core program also includes leadership development and cultural activities. Mother-daughter teams nationwide are responsible, dedicated, skilled volunteers actively engaged in local community work in over 289 Chapters across 31 States.
Lady Bird is a chapter in the larger National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) which was developed over 50 years ago. The nonprofit has thrived as one of the nation’s most distinctive and respected mother-daughter organizations.
Top row left to right: Anvi Patil, Caitlin Raffield, Sophia Seymour, Stephanie Johnston, Faith Black, Lauren Henneke, Gracelyn Cox, Liska Knight, Caroline Johnston, Avary Catchings
Middle row seated: Riley Harrison, Lilly Adamoli, Jillian Gordon, Laurel Aklestad, Victoria Pena, Bridget Reese, Sarah Elisa Diaz-Perdomo, Marah Kindred
Bottom row: Morgan Pareja, Kennedy Davis