Austin’s Area High School Seniors Honored for their Volunteer Work by National Charity League

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High school seniors in the Austin area give back to the community through volunteer efforts, supporting multiple Austin-area nonprofits. Two high school seniors recognized for their work and dedication to volunteerism.

“We really enjoyed the time we spent with our mother serving a greater cause,” said twins Madeline and Olivia.

There comes a time when hard work pays off, and today the National Charity League (NCL)-Austin Chapter recognized the seniors from seven Austin-area high schools who have committed six years to NCL by volunteering with nonprofit organizations in and around Austin. This year’s Senior Service Award went to twins Madeline and Olivia Sikora for contributing the most philanthropic hours during the past six years, a total of 746 hours each at 21 different nonprofits. As a group, this year’s seniors contributed a solid 5,498 volunteer hours throughout their six-year journey with NCL.

“We really enjoyed the time we spent with our mother serving a greater cause,” said twins Madeline and Olivia. “The opportunity to work with children has been the most rewarding. Our NCL volunteer and leadership experience has taught us valuable life lessons.”

To be eligible for the Senior Service Award, the seniors were required to volunteer a minimum number of service hours at one or more of the 18 nonprofits NCL works with in the Austin area. The top three charities that received the most volunteer hours from the seniors this year were: Ronald McDonald House with 269 hours, Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp with 114 hours and Austin Children’s Museum with 70.5 hours.

Year after year, NCL promotes a strong mother-daughter bond and empowers members with the skills and confidence to lead. With NCL’s help, mothers and daughters come together and volunteer more than one million hours in the local community. NCL has dedicated more than 50 years supporting the mother-daughter relationship through a philanthropic organization committed to service, providing $20,748,294 to communities nationwide.

About NCL
Established in Los Angeles, California in 1952, NCL is a charity organization committed to encouraging the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization dedicated to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Through hands-on experience, NCL provides educational development and cultural competence to its members.

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