Message from the President

June 2024

Last night we partnered with the Judson Center and donated 26 Fleece tied blankets to the children supported by this organization. The Judson Center has been providing family focused services since 1924. In 2015, we joined forces with Child Safe Michigan to provide an even greater scope of services with the addition of mentoring and the expansion of foster care and adoption services and family preservation services.

The Central Macomb Optimist Foundation is proud to support this worthy cause for our community.

April 2024

Had an amazing time at the Central Macomb Optimist Club’s Luau. A great night raising money for our annual Shop with the Sheriff event so that this Fall we can take 150 underprivileged children shopping for school clothes. Thank you to all of our members for their hard work to ensure that this event would be such a wonderful success!!

February 2024

The Central Macomb Optimist Club would like to welcome Morgan Larkin to our membership.  Morgan was inducted into the club at our meeting last night and we look forward to her meeting all of you and helping us as we do so many wonderful things this year to help the needy children in our community.

January 2024

One of the Central Macomb Optimist Club’s favorite event each year is our Shop with the Sheriff Day. Each year, partnered with the Macomb Charitable Foundation and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, 150 of the neediest children in our community are treated to a shopping day where they each get to pick out school clothes. After they are done shopping, several other businesses donate ice cream, pizza cards, book bags and other special treats.

Thank you so much to the members and friends of the Central Macomb Optimist Club who worked the event as shoppers and baggers all day long. Special thanks to the Macomb Charitable Foundation who contacts and vets all of the families and share the day’s expense with us. And, of course, thank you to the deputies of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department who put a smile on the faces of these kids as they help them shop.

I am sure you all remember the say out there, “A Hundred Years from now, it won’t matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how money I had in the bank or what my clothes looked like, but the word may be a little bit better because I was important in the life of a child.” Everyone that participated in Saturday’s event, made a difference in the life of these children. God bless you all!