For over 15 years we have partnered with Kalamazoo County’s Family and Children’s Services to take kids back to school shopping. The kids get to pick out new school clothes and the club also provides backpacks full of school supplies to give them the “right” start for their school year.

Here’s How YOU Can Get Involved!

Attend Right Start Auction

The Right Start Auction raises funds for the Back to School Shopping Program. It is an energetic fundraising event which includes silent and live auctions, a 50/50 cash drawing, prize boards, and a $1,000 raffle prize drawing.

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Fetzer Center at WMU
Tickets: $25 per person; includes dinner and raffle drawing entry
RSVPs Required: Contact Lynn Heckler at (269) 491-2053, no later than July 9, 2018 to purchase your ticket(s)

Donate Online

Can’t attend the auction, but want to support the Back to School Shopping Program? Make your donation online or mail your check (payable to “BOCK”) to PO Box 50614, Kalamazoo, MI 49005. All donations are due by July 17, 2018 to support this year’s Program.

MAKE A DONATION ONLINE

Suggested Donation Levels

  • Friend – Your gift of $25 will support the Breakfast Optimist youth programs including the Back to School Shopping, Essay and Oratorical Contests and Respect for Law events.
  • Donor – Your gift of $40 will provide one child with grade level specific school supplies.
  • Supporter – Your gift of $80 will provide two children with a pack of school and grade level specific school supplies.
  • Partner – Your gift of $150 will provide one child a new backpack, shoes, socks, underwear, and school clothes.
  • Sponsor – Your gift of $190 will fully sponsor a child’s Right Start this fall. The child will receive grade level specific school supplies and choose a new backpack, shoes, socks, underwear and school clothes.
  • Dreammaker – Your gift of $380 will fully sponsor 2 children’s Right Start this fall. Each child will receive grade level specific school supplies and choose a new backpack, shoes, socks, underwear and school clothes.

Purchase Raffle Ticket(s)

Only $25 per ticket buys your chance at a $1,000 raffle prize! You don’t have to attend the auction to win; simply contact Lynn Heckler at (269) 491-2053, no later than July 9, 2018 to purchase your ticket(s) today.

Raffle Prizes

  • First Place $1,000
  • Second Place $500
  • Third Place $250