May is Optimists in Action Month

Optimists have always believed in making a difference—a difference to children, to citizens in need, to fellow Optimists, to themselves. Optimists also believe that the best way to make a difference is through action—positive action. As a result, the month of May has been declared Optimists in Action Month. During the month of May, Optimist Clubs will create a widespread spirit of unity bringing together Optimist Members and other community volunteers for a variety of local-based activities, fundraisers and special events. During Optimists in Action Month, Optimist volunteers and fellow citizens from all over the world will come together as one to create meaningful and powerful Club programs that bring out THE BEST in kids, their communities and themselves. Start now to plan ahead for your Club’s Optimists in Action Month efforts!

Optimists in Action T-shirts
In an effort to increase community awareness, a limited edition Optimists in Action T-shirt has been designed. Ask your Club Members to show the world how Optimists bring out the best in kids by wearing an Optimists in Action T-shirt and providing program participants a T-shirt too. This T-shirt is available in multiple colors and at a deep discount for quantity orders. The shirt will feature the Optimist in Action logo on the front, as well as your Club or District logo or name on the back. US & Caribbean Members, click here for ordering details and personalization options. Canadian Members, contact Ansell’s Awards for ordering details.

Optimist Clubs should contact local media with details about their Optimists in Action Month program. Take photos and videos and share your Club’s program on social media by tagging #OptimistsInAction. Send Optimists in Action Month success stories to for consideration for future print and digital publications.