Updated: Jun 18
This is Damien! His mom works at Optimism Place as the Senior Manager, Programs so Damien has been able to learn quite a bit about the shelter over the years. For the past couple years, Damien’s had a “fiver party” for his birthday where his friends each give him two five dollar bills, one for himself and the other to donate to charity. He’s chosen to give the money to the kids at OP. Last year he donated over $100 in Christmas gifts for kids and moms in the shelter. “I donate to the shelter because I just feel like it’s the right thing and sometimes the kids in the shelter don’t have much stuff.” This summer he plans to have a bake sale and donate all the money to OP as well.