Torrey Pines High School Junior Optimists helping environment, community causes
The Torrey Pines High School Friendly Falcons Junior Optimist Club has been busy these past two months doing community service while being environmentally conscious.
In May they held a used shoe drive and collected more than 200 pairs of used shoes, which were donated to the nonprofit organization Donate Your Old Shoes. These shoes will be sent to parts of the world where people do not have shoes, including the Philippines, Africa, Nicaragua, etc. Check out their website at www.donateyouroldshoes.org.
In June, the club made more than 100 snack packs to be distributed to families at the Ronald MacDonald House. They used proceeds from recycling to help offset the cost of these snack packs.
The Torrey Pines Junior Optimist club is mentored by its parent club, the Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist club. Their adult adviser is Optimist Gwen Beren.
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