August 15, 2009

Back to school basics from the Optimist Club

Approximately 12,000 students have benefited from the Optimist Club of Sheboygan, Wisconsin Back to School Basics program over the past twelve years. That's one thousand children each year who have, along with their families, received everything from paper, pencils, glue, crayolas, folders and notebooks all the way to toothbrushes.

The club is anticipating longer lines at this year's event and have arranged for Spanish and Hmong translators to assist with English as a second language students. The Optimist Club serves as the coordinator of the activity. They donate supplies and purchase others with donations from area businesses and individuals.
The school supply giveaway takes place during school registration. Families stop by while enrolloing and the Optimist Club members help them find what is needed for their child's grade year. What a great way to send kids back to school with optimism!
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