Make Some Time

Our focus is on
developing the youth
of our community.

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We abide by a creed that
is focused on an optimistic
outlook in all things we do.

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Optimism is not just
a service club
it is a philosophy of life.

Current Activities

Woolwich Community Services

Food Fund Drive

We are helping with this years multi-service club food fund drive on November 18th and 19th, 2022.

This year's need is as great as last year. With so many of our neighbours and friends facing inflated food costs. At anytime before December 3rd - donations of cash or cheques will be accepted at the WCS Office located at 5 Memorial Ave. Elmira or online at

Watch for our donation stations around Woolwich on November 18 or 19.

Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2022

We are happy to announce that our favourite event is returning after 2 years!

Breakfast is from 9 am to 12 pm at Calvary United Church (48 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs). Santa will arrive at 9:30.

Admission is a donation to support Optimist Club of St. Jacobs youth programming. Lots of fun for the whole family!

Help us with your Donation!

Our community is a vibrant one and we firmly believe that by making the lives of children better - our community becomes better. We are very active in our community. Programs such as Cycle into the Future, the summer reading program at St. Jacobs Library, Woolwich Counselling antibullying programs at St. Jacobs Public School, Neonatal Intensive Care Program for Grand River Hospital, Grand River Teddy Bear Program all benefit from our efforts in fundraising. There is lots more for us to do, but we need your help.

If you are able, we would appreciate any donation that you can make toward our programming for the youth in our community of St. Jacobs. Donations can be made through PayPal with the button below, or you can always mail us at Box 542, St. Jacobs, ON, N0B 2N0.

Our Focus

The Optimist Club of St. Jacobs supports a wide variety of activities for youth in the village of St. Jacobs and surrounding Woolwich Township. These range from fun and entertaining to personal development and community well-being. Examples of our youth activities and programs:

Youth Leadership Development
Minor Sports
School Programs and Facilities
Summer Reading Program
Breakfast with Santa
Easter Egg Hunt
Grand River Hospital Emergency Room Teddy Bear Program