(February 24, 2023)
The sounds of hamburger frying, water simmering and teenage girls chatting emanated from an Evergreen home’s kitchen on Feb. 20 as the group made several casseroles.
The girls’ moms were nearby, helping as needed so the group’s casseroles could head to the Loaves & Fishes food bank in Idaho Springs. The casseroles are distributed to needy families in Clear Creek County.
The girls and their moms are members of the Colorado Foothills chapter of the National Charity League, an organization that provides philanthropic, leadership and cultural opportunities. You may see NCL members volunteering at the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance Christmas tree recycling, helping at the Evergreen Park & Recreation District events, helping at fundraisers for the Evergreen Animal Protective League, working at Ovation West performances and more.
Marlo Naumer, this year’s chapter president, said NCL was similar to Girl Scouts because both organizations teach leadership skills and offer a variety of opportunities geared to what the girls like.
Mom Jodi Buckingham said it was important for her and her daughter to participate in something that gives back to the community.
Mom Nikki Johnson agreed.