(From L to R) Jan Morris, Nancy Thee, Malena Thee and Alanna Verde, members of the Capistrano Coast Chapter of the National Charity League, helped Family Assistance Ministries to serve Thanksgiving meals last month. Six mother-and-daughter teams from the group participated in the effort. Courtesy photo
(From L to R) Jan Morris, Nancy Thee, Malena Thee and Alanna Verde, members of the Capistrano Coast Chapter of the National Charity League, helped Family Assistance Ministries to serve Thanksgiving meals last month. Six mother-and-daughter teams from the group participated in the effort. Courtesy photo

By Brian Park

Six mother-and-daughter teams from the Capistrano Coast Chapter of the National Charity League lent a helping hand to families in need by serving hot Thanksgiving meals at Family Assistance Ministries in San Clemente on Wednesday, November 27.

NCL members joined with other volunteers to welcome families, serve food and help set up and clean up after the event. Other NCL volunteers also donated food to the cause.

NCL aims to foster relationships between mothers and daughters through local philanthropic efforts. Mothers and daughters commit to a six-year program, starting when daughters are in the 7th grade, centered on community service. This Thanksgiving was the sixth year that NCL has volunteered to help FAM, a San Clemente-based nonprofit which assists families in need by providing food, shelter and personalized counseling and aid.

In addition to FAM, the local NCL chapter also supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, Orange County Special Olympics and the Ronald McDonald House of Orange County.

For more information on the group, visit www.nclcapistranocoast.org.

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