To help you with your holiday gift wrapping the Optimist Club has opened their annual booth in the Kirkwood mall until Dec. 24.

Each donation made for the beautifully wrapped gifts goes to helping children staying in local shelters. The Optimist Club is behind the ‘Backpacks for Kids’ project which provides 40 backpacks monthly filled with healthy snacks, school supplies and other needed items.

Tips and donations are welcome, along with gift cards to stores that would carry the items used in the backpacks.

Other Optimist Club fundraisers include:

  • Avenue of Flags
  • Relay for Life
  • Funds for the Future
  • College Scholarship Essay Contest

The gift wrap booth is located at the Target end of the mall across from Yankee Candle during regular mall hours.

For further information on fundraisers to help Bismarck's Optimist Club visit their website.