Casa Youth Shelter

National Charity League, Inc. South Coast Chapter still helping philanthropies from home

The Corona Virus and stay home orders have not stopped the members of National Charity League, Inc., South Coast Chapter (NCL, Inc.) from helping in their local community. These Mother and Daughter pairs have been thinking out of the box to volunteer in unique ways.

“Since we have longstanding relationships with many of the organizations we work with, we have been able to pivot to meet their need for modified or increased services.” said Sheila Totorp, President. “Many organizations now need assistance with their day-to-day services.”

The mother and daughter members of NCL, Inc. collectively contributed more than 35,000 hours so far from May 30, 2019 to now. They usually with help play bingo with residents at Katella Manor, watch babies at Precious Life Shelter, help elementary school children at the Boys and Girls Club in Cypress with homework or help local non-profit staff at charity auctions. With the orders to social distance and stay home the Members of NCL had to stop most of on-site volunteering. However, these mother and daughter could not be stopped. They are making cards for residents at CASA Youth Shelter, Katella Senior Living Community and Meals on Wheels recipients, Sewing masks for Precious Life Shelter, writing cards for Operation Gratitude to first responders and military, making poster for local hospital residents, making tie blankets for CASA Youth Shelter, providing much needed supplies to local non-profits, and much more.

“We at Casa Youth Shelter are so incredibly grateful for the unwavering support from NCL families, during this extraordinary time and always. They have provided our youth with comfort blankets, food, games and activities to keep them busy, plus household supplies to help keep our shelter clean and safe. Sending items from our Amazon and Target Charity lists, dropping off holiday cards and meals, providing new sheets and towels for our residents… it all makes the kids feel valued and cared for during this difficult time.” said Amy Lakin, Executive Director at CASA Youth Shelter “Youth experiencing homelessness or in danger of abuse in their homes are particularly vulnerable right now. Many adolescents have lost connection to their support systems, so the fact that our community has stepped up to provide assistance means more than it ever has. Our partnership with NCL is something we always appreciate, but it is especially important and meaningful now.”

About National Charity League, Inc.
Established in Los Angeles, California in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, National Charity League, Inc. is the nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization. Through mission-based programming, National Charity League develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter bond. The core program includes leadership development, community service, and cultural experiences.

Currently, the philanthropic organization has over 72,000 members in hundreds of chapters across the nation. Having grown by nearly 70 percent in the last decade, those members contributed more than 2.7 million volunteer hours to more than 4,000 local philanthropy partners last year alone, resulting in a $66 million fiscal impact. National Charity League will proudly celebrate its 95th anniversary in 2020. For more information or for Alumnae interested in reconnecting, visit to find a chapter in your area.

About CASA Youth Shelter.
Casa Youth Shelter serves youth in crisis with shelter, counseling, and support services, empowering them to come through their crisis with increased confidence, stability, and tools for continued growth. Casa Youth Shelter provides emergency shelter for youth ages 12-17, and specializes in helping teens and families cope with crisis. Counseling, case management services, and parenting classes are now open to the public.

This article was released by the National Charity League, Inc.