Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club gives donation to North County Lifeline

Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club Vice President Susan Pfleeger and First Lady Grace Junk presented North County Lifeline with a $1,000 donation Jan. 10 for the "Project Life" program.

The club and its members made the "Project Life" program their designated charitable organization for the recent holiday season because of its focus on serving children and adolescents victimized by human trafficking. The club had learned of the serious extent of this problem through a presentation titled "Human Trafficking and the Implications for the Community" made by Jaime January of North County Lifeline's "Project Life" at a recent club dinner meeting.

The Optimist Club is a nonprofit, volunteer community service organization serving the San Diego North County area with the goal of "Bringing Out The Best In Kids" by conducting essay and oratorical scholarship contest events; sponsoring scouting; sponsoring Miracle League of San Diego challenged youth baseball teams; with Children's Challenge Awards for elementary school students; through Junior Optimist Clubs in area middle and high schools; by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors; by supporting Rady Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of San Diego; and through other youth-oriented community service projects and activities.

To learn more about the Optimist Club, visit optimistdelmarsolanabeach.org or attend a Wednesday breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. at Denny's Restaurant on Via de la Valle in Del Mar just west of Interstate 5.

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