Community Service

Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve.  Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.  NCL, Inc. Alamo Chapter is both thrilled and honored to be working with these Non-Profit Philanthropies in San Antonio:

Animal Defense League:  The Animal Defense League is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.

CAMP:  The goal of Children’s Association for Maximum Potential is to help every individual reach their maximum potential; therefore, all of the activities at CAMP are adapted to accommodate the special needs of each CAMPer, allowing them to be successful in each program.              

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas:  The mission of the Children’s Bereavement Center is to foster healing for grieving youth, their families and the community through peer support programs, counseling, training, education and outreach.

Brookedale at Lincoln Heights Assisted Living:   Brookedale is passionately committed to making a difference in people’s lives by providing service of the highest quality and value in a supportive environment, promoting the health, independence and social interaction of seniors.

Good Samaritan:  The mission of Good Samaritan is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty.

Headwaters Coalition:  The mission of the Headwaters Coalition is to increase stewardship of San Antonio waterways.

Healy-Murphy: The mission of Healy-Murphy is to provide students with the tools they need to complete their education and become successful.  They provide services including a self-paced curriculum, life/vocational counseling, childcare and more.  Through these services, students are able to accomplish their goals despite the challenges they have faced and continue to face in their young lives.

Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street is a faith based community partner purposing to eliminate local hunger by offering food assistance programs in San Antonio.

Operation Homefront:  Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Respite Care of San Antonio: The mission of Respite Care is to provide a series of services and programs administered by professionally trained caregivers in multiple locations throughout San Antonio.  These include a full-service child daycare, an emergency shelter, foster placement and part-time day out programs.  Most programs are for the child with special needs, as well as siblings.  Respite Care is a place for parents and families to regroup from the constant pressures of care and caring. Respite Care has also become a safe haven for children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Ronald McDonald House: The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to operate charitable facilities which provide safe temporary living accommodations for critically ill children and their families while receiving medical treatment in the San Antonio area.  The intent is to provide a home away from home where families in similar circumstances can interact and lend and receive mutual support.  

San Antonio Food Bank: The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.

Special Olympics:  The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving  them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

The DoSeum:  The DoSeum (The-Doo-See-Um) is San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering—instead of just looking and listening. NCL will help direct museum visitors and assist/restock in interactive exhibits, assist with membership and camp sign ups, special events, etc.

University Hospital:  Affiliated with UTHSC School of Medicine, this is a tax payer funded teaching hospital that helps advance research at UTHSC. NCL will work with their pediatric in-patient program child-life specialists in making comfort bags for the children, information folders for the parents and helping with parties (Valentine and possibly a Christmas/holiday gathering) and other needs as created by the child-life specialists.

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