NCL Temecula Valley Chapter hosts military baby shower at Camp Pendleton

From left, Karina Macalinao, Alyza Macalinao, Melanie Kale, Lora Sexton, Kimberly Huesing, Bailey Huesing, Kimberly Legg, Faith Legg, Sophia Martin, Gail Martin, Solana Lily, Jennifer Matis and Olivia Matis of the Temecula Valley chapter volunteer at NCL Inc. district’s annual military baby shower at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Valley News/Jacqueline Hunter photo

TEMECULA – The National Charity League, Temecula Valley chapter, hosted a military baby shower with a “Precious Cargo” theme at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Saturday, Feb. 1. The event is an ongoing tradition of National Charity League Inc. where all chapters in the district collaborate to show their support, as well as say “Thank you for their service” to military families. This year 117 military families gathered to celebrate the arrival of their “Precious Cargo.” Each chapter, 180 volunteers, was responsible for various tasks and donations.

The Temecula chapter helped set up and run an activity table.  In addition, the chapter welcomed and checked in guests who were escorted by daughter Ticktockers to their tables. At their tables, the families were hosted by both Ticktockers and mother Patronesses to ensure the families had the best experience possible. The military families were provided a continental-style breakfast, an array of cupcakes, games, diaper cakes and gift baskets complete with the basic necessities to welcome the new baby.

Ticktocker Faith Legg, left, and Patroness Kimberly Legg of NCL Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter, volunteer at the “Precious Cargo” baby shower at National Charity League’s annual military event. Valley News/Jacqueline Hunter photo

National Charity League is one of the nation’s most well-respected and oldest mother-daughter organizations with its mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Currently the NCL Inc. has 274 chapters across the United States. Annually, its members from coast to coast volunteer over 1 million hours in their local communities. Additionally, mother and daughter volunteer together in the community, members hold leadership positions and learn about and attend cultural activities. The NCL Inc., Temecula Valley chapter draws its near 250 members from girls who live in or attend school in Temecula and Murrieta.  Both mother Patronesses and daughters Ticktockers are both members in this organization.

For more information about the National Charity League Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter, and a complete list of local philanthropies served, visit

Submitted by NCL Inc. Temecula Valley Chapter.