Springfield, Missouri -- On Saturday, May 18, the Springifeld Westside Optimist Club presented a donation to Wish I May, a Non-Profit Organization providing 'Happy Birthdays' to underprivileged children and their parents or guardians in the Springfield area.  The $500.00 check was presented to Judy Jowett and Julie Brady at the Wish I May offices by President-Elect Lee McClean, Security/Treasurer Charlie Jerman and member Kevin Brackley.

Wish I May helps to reach the children whose families are experiencing extreme financial difficulties and find it impossible to provide even the smallest birthday celebration. Wish I May is run completely by volunteers so every gift and donation made goes directly to the children we are blessed to support.

About Springfield Westside Optimist

Springfield Westside Optimist have been helping kids in the Ozarks since 1958 and also own the Westside Optimist Baseball Fields.  With support from its members and the community the club's activities raise money to benefit local organizations and charities in the spirit of being a "Friend of Youth."

About Optimist International

Optimist International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.

Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.


For more information visit the Westisde Optimist Website at www.westsideoptimist.org or contact the organization directly:

Springfield Westside Optimist
P.O. Box 14563
Springfield, MO 65814
Phone: (417) 413-4321


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