Our Optimist year runs from October 1st to September 30th each year.  We focus our donations to serve youth in need in our local, municipal and world communities with an emphasis on enhancing health, education, safety and recreation. Please contact the club president at to see if your charity may be eligible to benefit from our assistance.

Total Donations since 2010 - $330,110.00

2018-2019 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $30,358.00

Victoria PS Nutrition ProgramLondon Blizzard Sledge Hockey
Children's Optimist FoundationNorthwest Resource Centre
London Food BankOakridge Optimist Baseball Association
Ronald McDonald House MealsOptimist Junior Golf
Islamic Relief*Joe League Basketball Program
Ronald McDonald House HousingOakridge Optimist Community Park Bob Stark Memorial Field Sign
Child CanWoodstock Optimist Club
Mission Services LondonSpecial Olympics London
Camp Trillium70th Scout Group*
Breakfast Club of Canada*Education
Children's Hospital*London District Science Fair
Canadian Cancer Society*Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Jesse's Journey*Westminster Park Optimist Club
Doctors Without Borders*London Children's Museum
WAYS Mental Health Support*HOBY Leadership Program
SafetyCross Cultural Learner Centre*
Hope of St. Joseph Shelter Inc.*Oakridge Optimist Club Youth Volunteer Recognition Program
Lost and Found International*Oakridge Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry*
Teen Challenge*
Kipps Lane Community Group** Indicates a donation target related to
London Humane Society*Youth Volunteer Recognition Program

2017-2018 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $37,712.00

Victoria PS Nutrition ProgramRecreation2nd London Scouts
Children's Optimist FoundationWestminster Park Optimists
Malala Fund London Blizzard Sledge Hockey
London Food BankOakridge Optimist Baseball Assocation
WellspringOptimist Junior Golf
Ronald McDonald House MealsBoys' and Girls' Club London
Ronald McDonald House RoomsOakridge Area Park Memorial Bench
CNIBAeros Hockey
Birthright LondonNorthwest Resource Centre
Islamic ReliefJoe League Basketball Program
St.Vincent de Paul Society
Youth Opportunities UnlimitedEducationLondon District Science Fair
Out of the Cold Meal ProgramOakridge Secondary School
Ark Aid Street MissionLondon Children's Museum
HOBY Leadership Program
SafetyUpper Thames River Conservation AuthorityYouth Volunteer Recognition Program
Salthaven Wildlife RehabilitationWestminster Park Optimist Program
Animal Rescue FoundationSt. Mary's Catholic School STEM
London Humane SocietyMinstrel Foundation

2016-2017 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $63,553.00

Education School Supplies for Columbia Recreation 2nd London Scouts
  London District Science Fair   Westminster Park Optimists
  Oakridge Secondary School   London Blizzard Sledge Hockey
  London Children's Museum   Oakridge Optimist Baseball Assocation
  HOBY Leadership Program   Optimist Junior Golf
  Youth Volunteer Recognition Program   60th Anniversary Capital Project
      Park improvements at
      Oakridge Optimist Community Park
      Wesdale Park
      Hazelden Park
Health Dearness Home Safety Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
  Children's Optimist Foundation   London Police PEACE Program
  Easter Seals   Women's Community House
  London Food Bank    
  Ronald McDonald House Meals    
  Ronald McDonald House Rooms    

2015-2016 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $32,599.00.

EducationThames Valley Science FairRecreationLondon Blizzard Sledge Hockey

Oakridge Secondary School Student Bursary Clarke Road Secondary School Football Team
 Growing Chefs Optimist Junior Golf
 Children's Optimist Foundation London Sports Council
 Books and Supplies for Nicaragua Oakridge Optimist Baseball Association
 London Police PEACE Program YVRP - 68th Scout Group London
 London Children's Museum YVRP - 80th Scout Group London
 YVRP - Children's Hospital Arts & Music Therapy YVRP - Jump Start
 YVRP - Kiwanis Music Festival  
 YVRP - St. Vincent de Paul Youth Conference  
HealthLeukemia and Lymphoma SocietySafetyRacing Against Drugs
 Days for Girls Upper Thames River Conservation Authority - River Safety Program
 Juvenile Diabetes Research Upper Thames River Conservation Authority - Water Festival
 Camp Trillium Living the Pledge        
 Cancer - Relay for Life YVRP - Salt haven Wild Life Centre
 Ronald McDonald House - Accommodations  
 Ronald McDonald House - Meals   
 YVRP - Make a Wish Foundation   
 YVRP - St. Vincent de Paul   
 YVRP - Compassion Canada  
 YVRP - Free the Children  
 YVRP - Reach for the Rainbow   
 YVRP - London Food Bank  
 YVRP - United Way   
 YVRP - Children's Hospital  
 YVRP - Ronald McDonald House  
 YVRP - Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Foundation  
 YVRP - Canadian Diabetes Foundation  
YVRP represents a donation made to this charity on behalf of each of the 17 young people recognized for their volunteer work in the community.

2014-2015 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $29,190.00.

Education Oakridge Secondary School Bursary Recreation 2nd London Scouts
  London Children's Museum  Boy's & Girl's Club of London
  London District Science Fair  Clarke Road Secondary School Football Team
  Eagle Heights Public School  London Blizzard Sledge Hockey
  London Police VIP Program  Oakridge Aeros Hockey Association
  London Police PEACE Program  Optimist Junior Golf
  Junior Achievement Safety Upper Thames River Conservation Authority - River Safety Program
  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School  
 Health Free the Children  
  Hutton House  
  London Food Bank  
  Lamb ton College Nursing - Haiti Children's Health  
  Canadian Childhood Cancer Campaign  
  Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario  
  Women's Community House  

2013-2014 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $34,176.00.  
Health Brain Tumour Foundation Education Free the Children
  Global Medic (Philippines Relief)  Oakridge Secondary School Bursary
  London Food Bank  London Science Fair
  Byron Legion - Junior Diabetes  Racing Against Drugs
  Freem Youth Services  London Childrens' Museum
  Ronald McDonald House  St. Paul's School
  Heart and Stroke  London Police PEACE Program
  Womens' Community House  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Bursary
  Canadian Childrens' Optimist Fund Safety Upper Thames River Conservation Authority - River Safety
  Wellspring  Thames Valley District School Board Anti Bullying Program
 Recreation 2nd London Boy Scouts  Southwest London Optimists
  Clarke Road Secondary School Football Team  North London Optimists
  Camp Woodeden  
  Girl Guides  
  Blizzard Sledge Hockey Program  
  Optimist Junior Golf  
  Oakridge Optimist Baseball Association  
  Kids Sport  

2012-2013 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $35,477.00. 

Health Education
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Oakridge Secondary School Bursary
Child Can Children's Museum
Easter Seals Camp Woodeden London District Science Fair
Eagle Heights Public School Breakfast Program Five-P-Minus Program
Wilfred Jury Public School Breakfast Program Safety
Canadian Childhood Cancer Campaign Boys and Girls Club of London
Child Reach Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
London Food Bank Women's Community House
London Police PEACE Program
2nd London Scouts
Clarke Road Secondary School Football Team
London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Program
Optimist Junior Golf

2011-2012 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total Donation $27,494.00. 
Health Education
Sari Riding School Oakridge Secondary School Bursary
Mungano Foundation YMCA Safety Village
Diabetes Hope Foundation London District Science Fair
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Five-P-Minus Program
Pack the Park for Jessee's Journey St. John's Church Read Program
Southdale Chaplaincy Children's Museum
Sunshine Foundation Investing in Children
Child Can St. Thomas Aquinas Bursary
Recreation Safety
Bowlathon Boys and Girls Club of London
2nd London Scouts Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Shawn Thompkins Golf Tournament
Clarke Road Secondary School Football Team
London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Program
Optimist Junior Golf  
Special Olympics London

2010-2011 Optimist Fiscal Year    Total donation $39,551.00. 
Health Recreation
Brain Tumor Foundation 2nd London Scouts
Canadian Red Cross Clarke Road Secondary School
Individual in Need Easter Seals Woodeden Camp
Individual in Need Free to Play
Individual in Need Individual in Need
Jessee's Journey (Pack the Park) London Blizzard Sledge Hockey
London Crisis Pregnancy Centre (1) London Boys' and Girls' Club
Mungano Foundation Make A Wish Foundation
Sea-Peru Oakridge Optimist Baseball
Thames Valley Childrens' Centre Oakridge Optimist Soccer
United Way Optimist Junior Golf
Womens' Community House (1) Special Olympics London
Walkerton Optimist Club Education
Safety Equador School Supplies
London Children's Connection Five P Minus
Merrymount Children's Centre London District Science Fair
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority London Police PEACE Program
London Regional Children's Museum
Oakridge Secondary Bursary
Optimist International Foundation
St. Thomas Aquinas Bursary
(1) Includes donations to charity directly from an Optimist Club Sponsor