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, Fire Station #2 , Santa Paula Police Department,, Santa Clara Valley Bank, , Rushing Real Estate,  Santa Paula Community Bank, Curves, Union Bank, City Hall, Tisa's, Boys & Girls Club, Los Arcos, Santa Paula Health & Fitness, Mupu Grill, Go Getter Books, Century 21, D&S Auto, Odd Fellows Lodge and Train Display, Garman's Irish Pub, Ventura College Santa Paula Center, United Water Conservation District, La Cabana, Rabalais, Unified School District Office, and all of our local schools.  Please keep in mind donations for our children ages 14-17 years. Donations will be accepted at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street on Saturday , December 21st.

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