National Charity League Mother-Daughter Teams Host Food Drive
Four local philanthropy partners supported
Photo courtesy of the National Charity League
Members of the National Charity League, Inc.’s Carolina Lily, Cardinal, Dogwood and Longleaf Pine Chapters hosted a food drive on Oct. 28 to support four local philanthropy partners: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Oak City Outreach Center and Raleigh Rescue Mission.
This year marked the third joint philanthropy effort to collect, sort and package nonperishable foods, along with hygiene and cleaning supplies. More than 65 boxes were delivered to the four organizations, with cleaning supplies and ready-to-eat foods going directly to Hurricane Florence victims.
“This event provided the platform for our four chapters to collaborate. We had approximately 200 mothers and daughters joined together to serve people in need in our communities,” says Cassie Roberts, president of the Carolina Lily Chapter. “This food drive was planned well before Hurricane Florence impacted our neighbors in the East, and we’re so pleased to be able to support relief efforts there as well as families in surrounding communities and neighborhoods. We had sister NCL Chapters that were affected as well, so this definitely hit close to home for us.” Learn more at nclcarolinalily.org.