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Gateway Optimist Club participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way that is needed.

Click here -->Denver Children's Home daily needs wish list

Ship to 1801 Albion St., Denver, CO 80220, right to their door.  You can buy the same products on Amazon and ship to their door.  

Print the wish list , buy off the list and take it all to the home yourself.

The items we need most include:

  • Personal Hygiene (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Deodorant, Toothpaste, etc.)

  • Feminine Care (Ultra-Thin Pads)

  • Foot Care (Foot Powder)

  • Socks (Women and Men Size)

  • Washcloths

  • All Season Alternative Down Solid Comforter, Twin/Twin XL

  • Thin Expo Markers

  • Composition Notebooks

  • Index Cards

Another successful and FUN Brain Bowl!  We visited Heritage HS, Standley HS, and Hamilton Middle School and held tournaments for almost 100 teams!

Essay contests have been completed and winners will be announced!  

Oratorical Contest will begin in March!

Children's Hospital Needs Donors!

If you are wondering if you eligible for donation, 

Dime a Day Donation for OI Foundation

dime-a-day-form.pdf (  and check out the All About OIF video explaining how the Dime a Day funds are'd be surprised Optimist International Foundation ( All About OIF video

With a Dime a Day donation, you receive a pin from OI and you are then able to vote on OIF elections.

2nd Qtr District Optimist Conference

Signup now for early bird registration fee of $40.  Afyer Feb. 15, the registration goes up to $50.  


You can now give while shopping!

Fundraising with King Soopers is easy. All you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper’s Card.  
Here's how:

Junior Optimist International Clubs

Home to the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers, the members of Junior Optimist International live by the motto of "kids helping kids." Junior Optimist International is recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and offers three different age groups: Alpha Clubs (elementary), Junior Clubs (middle school) and Octagon Clubs (high school).

“Bringing Out the Best in Our Youth to Make a Difference”

GVJOI at Grandview High School @grandview_optimists • Instagram photos and videos

Gateway JOI at Gateway High School

Junior Golf

Since the 1970s, Optimist-sponsored golf tournaments have served as a springboard for many of golf’s greatest players. 

Optimist Jr Golf: Colorado-Wyoming District Qualifier (

Scholarship Contests

Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest

Community Activities

Includes Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence, Childhood Cancer Campaign, Youth Appreciation, Youth Safety and Tri-Star Sports. 

Youth Safety

This activity includes teaching youth about important safety issues that they encounter every day, such as traveling in a car or on the school bus and riding their bike. Optimist events such as a bicycle rodeo can make learning safety skills fun for everyone involved.

Mission, Vision and Purpose

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

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