National Charity League, Inc., Livermore Chapter (NCL, Inc.), announced the graduation of the Senior Class of 2019. Over the course of 5 years, this class of 21 Livermore mothers and daughters have given 1740 hours of their time to local charities serving our community.

The Class of 2019 is the first senior class of the 5-year-old Livermore Chapter of NCL, Inc. to graduate. In addition to serving the community’s philanthropies over the course of 5 years, these young women completed a senior class project for the charity Unravel Pediatric Cancer. They donated hand knit beanies for children receiving chemotherapy. These hats keep the children’s heads warm, even as their hair falls out due to the treatment’s side effects.

To accomplish this, the Chapter’s class of 2019 collected yarn and hat looms. Twelve senior girls knit at least 2 hats each, but some were able to knit more. At the end of the project 60 hats were donated. This was in addition to the 905 hours of service these teens contributed to 37 charitable organizations in the Tri-Valley community over the course of the last 5 years.

“It was a fun project. But the best part was knowing that the hats we made would help comfort a kid undergoing a difficult treatment,” said Lindsay Harnish. “It felt good knowing we could help children facing cancer.”

Vice-President of Philanthropy and chapter co-founder Debra Morris agreed. “This was a special project for the girls’ last year in high school. They chose a charity that spoke to their hearts where they felt they could personally make a difference. Helping kids through the tough fight against cancer inspired them. These hats were made with hope and love.”