For several years, the Great Falls Optimist Club has provided meals to low income families in the month of December. We have fed as many as 20 families. The families we serve reside primarily in Herndon – a neighboring community to Great Falls. We identify these families through the Laurel Learning Center in Reston – another neighboring community to Great Falls.
At our last meeting, I agreed to lead this initiative in 2008. I am totally stoked about this opportunity! This may be the first initiative of our new community service organization (CSO). Even better, it is in partnership with the Optimist Club – another organization that cares deeply for meeting needs and providing hope to children and families. This initiative will provide a natural connection point for starting our community needs assessment this fall while enabling us to serve needing families immediately.
My objectives in leading this Optimist Club initiative are 1) to identify 15 – 20 families for the Optimist Club to serve this December, and 2) help provide these families long-term assistance as we form the new CSO.
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