Greater Muskegon Optimist Club
Optimists are everywhere in the community! Here's some of the ways that we are positively affecting youth in Muskegon:
We gathered to assemble supper packs, make trail mix and decorate lunch sacks to donate to Kids Food Basket to battle childhood hunger in Muskegon. In addition, the Greater Muskegon Optimist club is designating a portion of the proceeds from our annual Camel Race (see tab above) to the Kids Food Basket! Great fun for a great cause!
The Optimists and friends showed up to make fleece blankets for the foster children at Bethany Christian services! We tied 55 blankets and was overjoyed to share these blankets with the children!
Annually, the Optimists host the Pumpkin Painting table at the White Lake Area Pumpkinfest.
The Greater Muskegon Optimist Club presented the Community enCompass organization with a check for the summer CATCH camp program. The Muskegon Optimists were also able to give Community enCompass $750 towards the Back-to- School Bash to purchase 200 brand new backpacks and fill supplies for area children from pre-K to 12th grade.
We held a Youth Appreciation event with the Muskegon Clippers. The Optimists were able to invite area youth to a Muskegon Clipper's baseball game. The kids were treated to admission, a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips compliments of the Greater Muskegon Optimist Club. We hope this is the start of a long and beautiful tradition! Stay tuned for more events such as this coming in the 2019 baseball season!