Rotary Christmas Basket Drive Applications Accepted November 18 and 19, 2013. Donations are being accepted.

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 Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

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 Club. 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., and Curves at 922 E. Main Street and several other generous locations.  Donations will be accepted at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street on Saturday , December 21st.

Applications for the baskets are being accepted Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley located at 1400 E. Harvard Blvd. from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm and Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Families will be accepted based on need, not first come, first served. Please bring proof of city residency, identification, and proof of income.

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