Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
There comes a time when hard work pays off, and today the National Charity League (NCL)-Austin Chapter recognized the seniors from nine 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 Sarah Brown for volunteering more than 1157 hours in the last six years, logging more than 142 this year alone. As a group, this year’s seniors contributed a solid 5,616 volunteer hours throughout their six-year journey with NCL. Sarah is also a Presidential Award candidate.
“I really enjoyed the time I spent serving a greater cause,” said Sarah Brown. “It is an incredible feeling to serve my community. NCL has really provided a great opportunity to give back to the community in which I live and has taught me valuable life lessons that I believe will help shape me into the type of woman I hope to become.”
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, Austin Museum of Art and Partnerships for Children.
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 across the country come together and volunteer more than one million hours in their local communities. NCL was founded more than 50 years ago with the goal of enriching the mother-daughter relationship through a commitment to community service. Most recently, their volunteers have provided the equivalent of $22,500,000 to communities nationwide.
Established in Los Angeles, California in 1952, NCL’s mission is to encourage the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization dedicated to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. There are currently 50,000 members representing 160 chapters in 17 states.
For more information, please visit http://www.nationalcharityleague.org