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  • One Youth on the Street is One Too Many

    See the person first – then their circumstance. See a young person. See a fellow human being. See someone who would like a smile. This powerful perspective was given to us by Bonnie Kropf, Fund Developer of oneROOF Youth Services at our January dinner meeting.  oneROOF Youth Services helps youth, ages 12-25, in the K-W… Read more

  • Christmas Toy Drive

    Our Optimist club is happy to be partnering with the Salvation Army to once again staff a toy collection site at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo. The teenager quietly dropping some loose change in the kettle. New parents starting an annual tradition with their newborn. Families sharing what they have. Individuals continuing a decades long practice.… Read more

  • Sending Them Off Smiling!

    September can set the tone for the entire school year, often including new clothes, new backpacks and new school supplies.  Unfortunately, not every family is so fortunate as to be able to provide these for their children.  Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women decided to make a difference.  They provided a backpack filled… Read more

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