Rotary Christmas Basket Drive Donations Needed and applications for the baskets will be accepted from November 12, 2012 through November 27, 2012




The Rotary Club of Santa Paula has launched its annual drive to collect and deliver food and toys to 500 needy families and their children in Santa Paula for Christmas.

The Rotarians will be filling boxes with frozen chickens, canned goods, rice, beans, potatoes, and fruit, as well as toys and books for the children.  Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Paula, and other community volunteers, will load up trucks and deliver baskets on the morning of Monday, December 24, 2012.

The success of the program is largely dependent on the generosity of the community.  Students, churches, scout troops, clubs, and mobile home parks have all contributed in the past and are asked again to help your fellow Santa Paulans in need this Christmas season. If you are able to donate to the program, please send an email to or speak with any Rotary Club of Santa Paula member.  Monetary contributions may be given to any Santa Paula Rotary Club member or mailed to the Rotary Club at P.O. Box 809, Santa Paula, CA  93061.  Please make all checks payable to Santa Paula Rotary Christmas Basket Fund. You may also access our website at

Collection points for canned goods and toys have been established at Fire Station #1 at 114 S. 10th Street, Fire Station #2 at 536 W. Main St., the Santa Paula Police Department at 214 S. 10th Street, Santa Clara Valley Bank at 901 E. Main Street, Rushing Real Estate at 120 Dean Drive,  Santa Paula Community Bank at 537 W. Harvard Blvd., Heritage Hardware at 568 W. Main St., Troop Real Estate at 586 W. Main St., Fit N Fine Fitness at 1060 E. Main St, Garmans Pub at 932 E. Main St., Rabalais at 861 E. Main St., and Curves at 922 E. Main Street.  Donations will be accepted at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street on Saturday morning, December 22nd.

Applications for the Christmas baskets are being accepted from November 12, 2012 through November 27, 2012 at the Santa Paula Family Resource Center located at 123 N. 10th Street. Please call 525-6616 to make an appointment to complete an application for a Christmas basket. Families will be accepted based on need, not first come, first served. Please bring proof of residency and proof of income.

Once again, thank you for helping ensure 500 families and their children will have a Happy Holiday!