(December 14, 2022)
Once again, Mooresville resident Dorothy “Dottie” Franks, 88, provided her community with an inspirational model of volunteerism no matter our age this Christmas season when she invited young members of the National Charity League of Lake Norman (NCL) to create bead jewelry for Bright Blessings LKN, an organization that benefits homeless and impoverished students throughout Iredell and North Mecklenburg counties.
“This is one of the most fun volunteer opportunities we have,” NCL Lake Norman liaison Shannon Stanley said at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where she and a large group of young women and their mothers or grandmothers met to create bead jewelry for birthday gifts.
According to Linda Morris, Bright Blessings LKN director, “NCL members have volunteered since we opened 3½ years ago. They actually set up the Girls Closet, where gifts are stored for middle and high school students. They also have created hundreds of hygiene kits, gathered a lot of girls jewelry, and helped sort and reorganize at the end of each year,” Morris explained.