Community Projects

Community Projects

Optimist Day 2018

On the first Thursday of every February, Optimists around the world participate in a service event that promotes our efforts to bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.  On February 2nd, 2018, in honor of Optimist Day, our club volunteered at FISH Hospitality Pantry’s Northwest Knoxville location.


Angel Tree

The Angel Tree® was started in 1975 by the West Knoxville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) as a community service project to provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.  The Optimist Club of Knoxville has provided many volunteers through the years and as a result, thousands upon thousands of children in need across Tennessee receive gifts. Please visit the Angel Tree website for more information.

Fountain City Christmas Parade

The Optimist Club of Knoxville is a proud participant in the Fountain City Christmas Parade. Members enjoy walking in the parade and meeting other community members.