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The League Continuing To Help Children After 85 Years Of Service

November 30th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

As of this past September,  the venerable local children’s charity known as The League for Crippled Children Inc. changed its operational name to The League — A Children’s Place. Since holding its first clinic in November 1926 at the home of Miss Ann Sloan in Lonaconing, to its incorporation in May 1934 as The Allegany County, Maryland, League for Crippled Children Inc., the organization’s mission continues to be to provide free care to children with disabilities. The League has spent its long and enduring history identifying and serving such needs to more than 50,000 children. Executive Director Cathy Growden says the board of directors chose the new name to better reflect the expanded services of The League, as well as the broader focus on childhood developmental issues.  She said the new name is intended to be more user-friendly for children and their families…

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