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NCL Aims to 'Color the South Bay Purple'

Sep 18, 2018 09:30AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

The NCL South Bay Chapter assembles purple-themed baskets to honor local police and fire departments

Have you seen purple ribbons in your neighborhood? Those ribbons are a sign of honor and respect for local police and fire departments, thanks to the South Bay Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL).

The local mothers and daughters of NCL, a service organization, are aiming to "Color the South Bay Purple" this month with a campaign to honor local police and fire departments. The group has been hanging purple ribbons on their doors, gates, and mailboxes - and are inviting others in the community to do the same. (Since police departments are typically represented by blue, and fire departments with red, the purple represents an effort to honor both).

On Sunday night, the girls kicked off the campaign by delivering homemade treats in baskets to the police and fire departments in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach, according to NCL South Bay President Cathey Graves. 

The National Charity League, Inc. is a national non-profit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in chapters across the United States. The group, which was first established in Los Angeles in 1925, aims to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

The NCL's South Bay Chapter was founded in 2014 and currently includes more than 250 mothers and daughters from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. The group currently works with more than twenty local organizations throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles. 

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