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. Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
Below you’ll find information for all of our current philanthropic partners. We invite you to visit their respective websites.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes – Cowboy Brunch and Food Truck PrepMission: To provide food clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need and the vision is to empower communities and individuals into a lifetime of service with the poor. www.mlf.org
Friends of the Park – Lakeway
Lakeway’s Friends of the Park helps our young ladies learn how to take care of our parks and trails while being environmentally aware.
Partners in Hope – Lake Travis
Partners in Hope mobilizes the people and resources of the Lake Travis community to serve one family in need at a time, providing hope for a meaningful life on a firm foundation. NCL helps to improve the physical needs of their dwelling while Partners in Hop also connects them with the Faith community and needed resources: counseling, health, employment, social, etc.
Boneshaker inspires kids towards daily physical activity, and encourages them to lead others to pursue healthier lifestyles. By helping disadvantaged children get mobile and active, Ticktockers can positively influence others to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
Lake Travis Crisis Ministries
LT Crisis Ministries meets short-term needs by giving immediate help of food and financial assistance to those in a crisis situation.
Lake Travis Thrift Store
Lake Travis Thrift Store was started in 1991 and is owned by the Ladies of Charity of Lake Travis. They donate to seven different local charities each month.
Brookdale is a retirement community where mothers/daughters get to spend time playing bingo or painting projects with residents. The retirement residents are happy to have our young ladies and mothers there to have conversations, listen to stories and play bingo.
Austin Pets Alive!
APA! is dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable cats and dogs by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters.
NCL helps Caritas serve people each year whose opportunities have been diminished by poverty and homelessness, many of whom are veterans, children, women and refugees. Caritas works alongside each one to increase stability and self-sufficiency. NCL works in the Caritas of Austin Community Kitchen as well as special events.
The mission of Urban Roots is to utilize a 25-week spring/summer youth program to help youth interns develop essential life and job skills while growing food for the Austin community. They receive a variety of workshops on sustainable agriculture, healthy lifestyles, life/job skills, food justice issues, and hands-on service for hunger relief organizations. The program helps interns grow into some of Austin’s youngest leaders, advocating for a sustainable and healthy food system for all.
TreeFolks’ mission is to grow the urban forest of Central Texas through tree planting, education and community partnerships. Partnering with TreeFolks offers a wonderful opportunity for NCL members to promote urban forestry practices to public, private, and government audiences. NCL LT makes a huge impact on the community by helping plant native trees while learning the importance of forest stewardship and how tree planting helps Austin’s environment and its citizens thrive.
Colin’s Hope raises water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. Colin’s Hope envisions a world where children do not drown.
The mission of cc4c.org brings hope, help and inspiration to families of children suffering from rare or undiagnosed medical conditions and use our resources to reduce time to diagnosis.
Every year, NCL Patronesses and Ticktockers volunteer approximately one million hands-on hours of annual service. The members of the NCL Lake Travis chapter are proud to make a difference in our local community.