About our Chapter

Welcome to the Desert Cities Chapter

of National Charity League, Inc.

Desert Cities chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was founded in June 2005.

We became a Charter Chapter in April 2007. Serving La Quinta and surrounding areas, primarily east valley Desert Cities including Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage.

At the heart of our organization are mothers and daughters working together to serve our chapter’s philanthropies.


These Philanthropies Include:

American Cancer Society

Bianca Rae Foundation

The Braille Institute

Coachella Valley Autism Society

Desert Best Friends Closet

Desert Sands Unified School District

Desi Strong Foundation

La Quinta Library

Jordan Outreach

Make A Wish Foundation

Meals on Wheels

The Narrow Door

National Junior Tennis League

Old Town Artisan Studio
Patriot Ride


Special Olympics of the Desert / Desert ARC

Tour de Palm Springs




In addition to philanthropy activities, Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) participate in a variety of chapter-related activities such as serving on a committee, holding a position on the Board of Directors, attending monthly Patroness/Ticktocker meetings and planning events.  These activities help to develop well rounded young women and future leaders.



The Desert Cities Chapter annually hosts a Mother-Daughter Tea, a Philanthropy Fair, a Holiday Party and Senior Recognition – the crown jewel of our social functions.


The Desert Cities Chapter presents various awards to Ticktockers honoring them for outstanding philanthropic service.

Some awards include:

Merci Award awarded to a senior Ticktocker who has presented herself with outstanding community service in her and other exemplary qualitues during her senior year.

Mother Daughter 25 hour Award awarded to mother daughters who participate in 25 hours each together.

50 hour community service award to any patroness or ticktocker who has completed 50 hours of community service.

All these awards require service in 3 different philanthropies or more of which we have many to choose from.

Awards are given at our annual Spring Mother/Daughter Tea.