We offer a wide variety of giving opportunities at various levels. Your donation will impact the lives of the Optimist Kids and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

- Five books for foster children
- Headphones
- CD player
- Two alarm clocks
- One set of 4 ping pong paddles
- Basketball hoop set for pool
- Portable scoreboard for gym activities
- Four footballs, soccer balls or basketballs for Optimist sports teams
- One suit or dress for formal gatherings (ie. high school graduation,
   annual gala, probation banquet)
- Five board games for foster children
- Four $25 gift cards for Target
- Fast food gift certificates for 1 dorm (as an incentive for good behavior)
-One set of 4 pool cues made of Canadian hard rock maple
- Volleyball set for pool
- Six field trip outings for 15 students (ie. museum, sporting event, etc)
- Sponsor 60 residents for Christmas Eve dinner at a restaurant
- Provide holiday gifts for 45 residents
- Summer camp for 3 foster children
- Provide a scholarship for two semesters of college or trade school
- Art supplies for Art Therapy program for one year
We make it easy to give to OPTIMIST...see below!
- One year of art supplies for 1 student
- One iPod
- Fifteen books for foster children
- Movie passes for 1 dorm (as an incentive for good behavior)
- Ten boogie boards for beach outings
- Ping Pong table for recreation room
- Sponsor 12 students and chaperones for one Student of the Month Luncheons   
   (sponsor can participate in lunch)
- Provide extracurricular activities for a foster child for six months (lessons in   
   music, dance, art, singing, acting, etc)
- One field trip outing for 15 students (ie. museum, sporting event, etc)
- One Chromebook for high school graduates
- Small Tile in lobby of Youth Learning Center building (can be inscribed)
- 36 inch television for residents to play video games

- One laptop computer for a current student or graduate
- Thirty extra-large duffle bags for residents (to use on home passes)
- Summer camp for a foster child
- Textbooks for 1 student for a year
- Refurbish pool tables in recreation room on main campus
- Large Tile in lobby of Youth Learning Center building (can be inscribed)
- Holiday gifts for children of clients
- Thanksgiving food baskets (or gift certificates) for community students' families      
   ($50 per basket for 10 families)

- Uniforms for softball or soccer team (youth get to keep jerseys at end of season)
- Transportation assistance for one year for a family to visit their child who is living here
- Art supplies for 6 students for one year
- Basic essentials for youth transitioning to living independently (kitchen supplies,      
   bathroom accessories, bedding, furniture, interview-appropriate clothing, bus passes                
   or bicycles, etc)
- Child safety items for Foster Family Agency (car seats, booster seats, cribs, high    
   chairs, etc)
- Sponsorship of Optimist High School graduations (3 per year for up to 25 graduates  
   total with families and other residents in attendance)
Most Popular Wish List Items
We appreciate the generosity of donors like you! Below is a list of our most popular wish list items. Once again, thank you for all your support.
Gifts Cards
Laptop Computers
Sports & Entertainment Events

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6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
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- Musical instruments for Music Therapy program for one year
- Sponsorship of Foster Family Agency holiday party