The GIFT (Gifts Inteded for Teens) Program was started in 1995 to fill a need in our community where kids that age out of the Toys for Tots program would continue to receive gifts at Christmas time.

McPherson Optimist Club serves over 1400 hot dogs, chips and cookies to the kids from the grade schools in the city.

Join us for an evening full of fun, games, prizes, costumes, and food!  We can’t wait to see all the great costumes and smiling faces.

The Mid America Classic is a high school girls basketball tournament. It is one of the largest fund raisers of the year and provides for many of the donations we make communities youth each year.

The McPherson Optimist Stars and Stripes Flag program is a great way to be patriotic while also giving back to the community.  We will fly a flag at your home or business for you five times a year!

Easter Egg Hunt

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Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind.

Our Mission

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


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


Flags, Fall, and Veterans. Just a few things we can always stand behind. Thank you to all that have served. We appreciate and honor you this Veterans Day. mcphersonoptimistclub.org/stars-and-stripes/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for making this a part of your every day McPherson Middle School and especially today with your current staff!Each morning at MMS, we dedicate the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to honor a Veteran who is a friend or family member of an MMS student or staff. Today, the flag at McPherson Middle School flies in honor of three Veterans who are current staff members - SRO Fisher, Mrs. Jesseph, and Mr. Sullivan. Thank you to our McPherson Middle School staff who served their country and now serve our students. #VeteransDay #MMSProud 🐾❤️🤍💙🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Mary!We want to kick off the month of November with a big appreciation to Mary Steffes for her Halloween Carnival ticket donation for our kiddos 🎃 #GratitudeMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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