Our Chapter History
About National Charity League, Inc.
Established in Los Angeles, CA in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, National Charity League, Inc., is the premier national mother-daughter organization striving to meet critical needs of local communities through hands-on volunteer support. Currently, the organization has over 200 Chapters with 55,000 actively engaged members in 23 states.
The NCL, Inc. mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Membership in NCL, Inc. gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. Through the mother-daughter relationship, NCL, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
What does it mean to be a member of NCL, Inc’s, Fairfield Chapter?
At NCL, Inc., the girls are given the title “Ticktockers”, which comes from the earliest history of the organization. As Ticktockers, girls in grades 7-12, participate in an NCL,, Inc. Experience that includes three pillars: Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Experience. Each pillar is as important as the other so over the course of her six-year journey, a Ticktocker will have many opportunities for personal growth and development.
The NCL, Inc. moms are called “Patronesses” and they, too, participate in opportunities to develop through the three pillars both with their daughters and independently.
Whether a Ticktocker or Patroness, every member is elected or assigned to a role that contributes to the organization’s mission. Training for each role is provided through several programs at the local, regional and national level.
Active Ticktockers meet monthly as a group by grade level while all active Patronesses meet monthly. To remain an active member in good standing, all members must commit to meet a minimum number of volunteer hours (called Philanthropy Hours) and hours working to keep our Chapter running smoothly (called League Hours).