James Carter, Founder of The Carter Foundation in Meridian, MS was the speaker on Tuesday,…
On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, The Downtown Optimist Club celebrated the Season Of Giving by giving back to help the youth of our community have happier Holidays!
Each year, the DTOC makes donations to local organizations who help make sure Santa Claus can visit as many children as possible. Again year, the DTOC made donations totaling $5,000 to the following organizations: Cans For Kids, Christmas With A Cop, Salvation Army, Chunky River Harley Davidson HOG Toy Ride, and Little Men Mentors.
The DTOC was is very proud to include The Debs Service Club in our celebration of giving. The Debs (a group of very community minded girls) assist the DTOC each year in lots of ways, but one of the most important ways is at Christmas time. The DTOC provides funding to the Debs who then go and purchase as many toys as possible and deliver those toys to the Salvation Army to use with their Angel Tree project. This is a great opportunity for the Debs to give their time and to learn how to maximize their purchasing power all for the good of the youth of our community.
Based on the numbers provided to us at the meeting more than a thousand children will have presents on Christmas morning because of the efforts of these groups! Community support of these organizations is vital for them to fulfill their mission of helping Santa deliver Christmas to everyone!