August 18, 2010

Backpacks for Boys Town

It's hard to believe that for some students, the school year has already begun, but I know that it has because I am hearing starting to hear stories from Optimist Clubs who are helping children get a great start.

In Middleton, Idaho a brand new club has plans in the works for a Back-to-School party in the first week of September. 

In Deerfield, Illinois the Optimist Club is hosting a Mudfest where high school students kick-off the year with an annual volleyball and tug-of-war in the mud. 

Many clubs are providing backpacks for students like the Saddleback Optimist Club of Laguna Woods, CA. Shown in the picture is Teresa Dinh, Program Director for Boys Town, who stopped by the Optimist Club to pick up over 100 backpacks donated by the Optimist Club with donations from Costco, club and community members. 

Is your Optimist Club hosting a back-to-school activity? Please tell us about it or send a picture.  We'd love to highlight your story right here.  Thanks.

Picture provided by the Saddleback Optimist Club
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