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Help children experience the joy of giving at Christmas.
Our mission is to teach children the joy of giving. Each year we take between 50-100 children Christmas shopping for their families. For many, this is the first time they experience the joy of giving at Christmas.
If you are interested in Chaperoning a child during this year’s event or assisting with wrapping gifts.
Your donations make a major difference for children in our area. Any amount is welcome!
The children’s shopping tour is an annual event, sponsored by local organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals, which aims to provide Christmas to local families. The object of this project is for children to have a Christmas of significance and to experience the joy of giving at Christmas.
Each year volunteers are responsible for taking children shopping for their family at Walmart. The children then purchase gifts with funds raised by the Shopping Tour. After shopping, the children and the volunteers return to the Optimist Club to wrap gifts, eat lunch, visit Santa, and hear the message of the “Reason for the Season” prior to being returned to their homes with the gifts they purchased.
OF GIVING BACK
Volunteers are a significant piece of what we do. Please consider volunteering your time to make a difference in these children’s lives.