The Temecula Valley Chapter of the National Charity League recently held its annual Comfort-a-Thon, in which daughters in the mother-daughter organization earned philanthropy points for volunteer work.

The girls, known in National Charity League as Ticktockers, rotated to several stations working on projects for organizations the chapter serves, such as Binky Patrol, Hope’s Community Closet, Jacob’s House, Empty Cradle, Michelle’s Place, Rose Again Foundation and CMOH Farm, according to a press release. The work included assembling hygiene kits for homeless people, making comfort bags for families sitting in hospitals, making fleece-tied blankets and making homemade cards and messages of hope and encouragement for those who are battling cancer, who have lost a loved one or who are in foster care.

The chapter also collected items to be donated to Hope’s Community Closet’s Winter Warm Up.

The event, held at the home of one of the members, also included food, a hot cocoa bar and an opportunity to participate in “Love Your Heart,” learning how to hula dance as a fitness activity.

Working on a fleece-tied blanket at the National Charity League Temecula Valley Chapter’s Jan. 25 Comfort-a-Thon are, from left, Juliet Thrapp, Halle Lippen, Hayden Gann and Elise Douglas. (Photo by Britta Kandola, National Charity League, Temecula Valley Chapter)

The National Charity League is one of the nation’s oldest mother-daughter organizations, with a mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, according to the release.

The National Charity League has more than 270 chapters across the United States. Annually, its members nationwide volunteer more than 1 million hours in their local communities. according to the press release.

The  Temecula Valley Chapter draws its nearly 250 members from girls who live in or attend school in Temecula and Murrieta.

For information about the Temecula Valley Chapter and a complete list of local philanthropies it serves, go to