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Friday, December 11, 2009

Twin Falls Optimist Club makes headlines with Coats for Kids program


The Twin Falls Optimist Club has been really busy!  They hosted the Head Start children and families to Christmas dinner with Santa and they helped Santa buy all the presents for the event.  This weekend they are heading out to help the Salvation Army as bell ringers and before Thanksgiving they held a Youth Appreciation activity and sponsored a Turkey Shoot.  And last weekend, many members were also on hand to help their neighbors, the Jerome Optimist Club, with Breakfast with Santa and a Lost Wages fund raiser. 

But the reason for this post is to highlight one of their premier ongoing projects: Coats for Kids.  Intuitively, we know that through this program the Optimist Club collects coats and then redistributes them to children who need them.  What we might not know is what goes on behind the scenes of this awesome project.  Thanks to an interview in the Magic Valley Times, you can learn just what it takes to put this program on in your community.   Please read the article "Coats for Kids bundles up on donations" here. 

You can alsow watch a video with Coats for Kids Chairperson Patsy Bland where Patsy discusses the compassionate community during our difficult economic times. 

The Optimist Clubs in Twin Falls, Jerome and Eagle, Idaho hold Coats for Kids programs.