San Diego Del Norte National Charity League chapter wins Pierre Toussaint Award


The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) was awarded the Pierre Toussaint Award by Deacon Jim F. Vargas OFS, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages at their annual “Children’s Gala Under the Stars” at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on May 28, 2015.

The Pierre Toussaint Award recognizes those who “show by example that good business and works are not only compatible but integral.” The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of NCL, Inc. has donated more than 1,500 hours this past year to Father Joe’s Villages’ St. Vincent De Paul Village. In addition, the San Diego Del Norte Chapter hosts annual Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day celebrations for the residents and their children.

This past year, the 2015 Class of the San Diego Del Norte Chapter renovated Father Joe’s Villages Jinny Jo Park for young residents of St. Vincent de Paul Village as part of their senior class project. Renovations included cleanup and painting of all playground structures; coordination of plant, play structure surface and sport court donations and installations; repainting playground mural; restocking toys and sports equipment; repairs to play structure, basketball court, benches and score blackboard; as well as burial of drainage pipes and installation of baby changing station.

National Charity League, Inc. is a national nonprofit of mothers and daughters who join in community involvement within local chapters throughout the United States. The goal is to foster community responsibility and strengthen the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters participate in a six-year program of philanthropic work, educational activities, and cultural events. Visit

As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages has been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for 65 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of effective housing programs and services. Visit