Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation

is a voluntary, organization of local civic-minded men and women motivated by the desire to contribute to the community. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live. There are 105,000 members who belong to more than 3,200 clubs worldwide serving over six million young people every year.



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 from 12:00  -  3:00



During this time of social distancing, we are conducting a DRIVE-THRU TOY COLLECTION in lieu of holding our annual Toy Drive Party/Fundraiser.  It’s a family event, Santa will be there and candy canes will be available for the children as they make their toy or gift donation. 


Your UNWRAPPED donations will be given to the Sharpsburg Family Worship Center. They will be used for their “Give a Gift “ Holiday event, where parents and friends procure toys and gifts for children ages 18 and under. They may make a voluntary contribution of $.50 to $1.00 per item, although this is not mandatory.  Contributions are used to support the current and future “Give a Gift” program.


Your donations need not be exclusively a toy since there are teenagers who also benefit from the “Give a Gift” program.  Age-appropriate gifts are welcome for the teens.  


The gifts and toys that are donated will help make the Holiday Season a special time for children in our area.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated by Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation as well as the Sharpsburg Family Worship Center.


Since PNOF’s two annual fundraisers, the Toy Drive Party, and the Ducky Derby cannot be held, monetary donations are welcome.  Your contributions will enable us to continue our mission of serving the youth in our community.


Please make your donation via Paypal on this page or mail your check payable to PNOF to Somer Obernauer, 616 Glengary Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215.


Thank you for your support!


Sharon Rigatti & Lisa Weber

Co-Chairs, PNOF Toy Drive

We are no longer taking orders for gift cards for our "Rally for the Restaurants" project unless you made a verbal commitment and have not paid yet. We collected $3000 from members and supporters and the club contributed $1500 for a total of $4500 that went to 15 different restaurants in our area that have supported our organization in the past.  They were all very appreciative of the support from us in a time of great uncertainty for them.!

Thank you for supporting our local restaurants!
11th Annual Lucky Ducky Derby
Coming June 2021
The Creek at Squaw Valley Park
Thanks to all our race sponsors!
 Carl A. Bongiovanni Scholarship
Golf Fundraising Event
Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

Rich Kriston Scholarship: 

Kate Carnevale (Fox Chapel Area HS)

Carl Bongiovanni Scholarship:  

Charlie Faulkner (Deer Lakes  HS & Beattie Vo Tech)

Joshua Latoza (Slippery Rock HS & Butler Vo Tech)

Nathan Tabon (Hampton HS 2018)

The next golf event will be June 18, 2021

Compadres @ 2018 Toy Drive Party
Basketball Donation
Casino Night
Paddle Tennis Tournament
Punt, Pass & Kick
EverydayHeroes 2009
Earth Day Planting Trees
Family Bike Ride
The Duck Race
Halloween Party 2012
pnoc wrestling

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If you're optimistic, or if you want to become more optimistic then contact us.  Helping others is one of the best feelings in the world, it will feed your hope for the future generations.  Use the form below to reach us by email.  Cheers!

@Pittsburgh North Optimist Club

Earth Day Planting Trees