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National Charity League's local chapter donates laundry kits to homeless


Courtesy of Linda Liu Elich
Members of the National Charity League’s Orchard Valley Chapter, left, recently gathered to compile laundry kits for the homeless. They assembled bags of detergent pods, coins, snacks and magazines to donate to the Salvation Army. 

Members of the National Charity League’s Orchard Valley Chapter recently gathered to compile laundry kits for the homeless.

Teens of NCL’s Class of 2023 assembled bags of detergent pods, coins, snacks and magazines to donate to the Salvation Army, which relies on the community’s support for supplies to assist those needing shelter and basic necessities.

“I really enjoyed this event because it made me realize that people right here in my own community have a different experience than my own,” said NCL member Taylor Elich. “We take many things for granted, such as always being able to wash our clothes, but not everyone has that luxury. Giving back makes me feel happy because I feel I have made a difference to make someone’s day a little better.”

NCL is a nonprofit organization comprising mothers and daughters who volunteer for community service projects. The mission of NCL is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Founded in 2009 in Los Altos, the Orchard Valley Chapter has grown to nearly 300 members and supports 20 nonprofit organizations, including the Autism Diagnostics & Consulting Center in Los Altos and Hope’s Corner in Mountain View.

For more information, visit orchardvalley.nationalcharityleague.org.

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