The Rotary Club of Santa Paula has launched its annual drive to collect and deliver toys and food 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 and teens.  Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Paula, and other community volunteers, will load up trucks and deliver baskets on the morning of Saturday, December 23, 2017.

The success of the program is largely dependent on the generosity of the community. The program costs about $18,000. We are asking for your most generous donation please.  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 to contact us, 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 Santa Paula Rotary Club at P.O. Box 809, Santa Paula, CA  93061.  Please make all checks payable to Santa Paula Rotary Club. If you would like to donate using a credit card, please contact us at 888-522-1884 to donate over the phone or set a time to meet us in the office.
Collection points for canned goods, books and toys have been established at Fire Station #1 at 114 S. 10th Street and Fire Station #2 at 536 W. Main St., and 44 other generous locations.  A complete list of drop off locations may be found on our website at Donations will be accepted at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street on Thursday, December 21st in the morning. Toys, sports equipment, make up kits, hair product kits, scarves/mittens, gloves/hats, movie tickets, gift cards and board games are especially needed for young boys ages 7-11 and teens ages 12-17 years.
Once again, thank you for helping ensure 500 families and their children will have a Merry Christmas!