The Annual Children’s Christmas Party, one of the oldest ongoing service club programs in our region, is a partnership of the Rotary Club of El Paso and Head Start. Today over 4,000 three and four-year old Head Start children are hosted for a Christmas program where they each receive their very own stocking filled by Rotarians with an assortment of treats and an age appropriate book that may be the first for their family.
Your Rotary Club of El Paso is an ongoing local partner with the Texas Ramp Project, Building Freedom for the Homebound. In just over six years, Rotary volunteers working with the Texas Ramp Project have constructed over seventy-five ADA compliant ramps. On average, a ramp is forty linear feet, requiring one hundred twenty man hours to complete.
Rotary Club of El Paso opened RotaCare El Paso Medical Clinic, a health clinic that offers free medical care. Patterned after free Rotary clinics on the West Coast, the RotaCare clinic is the first in Texas. It opened Sept. 13, 2014 at 301 S. Schutz in Ysleta, where it provides care for an underserved population, it is open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, and can be reached by public transportation. Rotarians and Paul L. Foster Medical School staff and students partner to provide free care each Saturday.
We’re also involved in:
* RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) – Girls and Boys Leadership Camps for High School Juniors
Quinn Scholarships – College Scholarship awards
Rotary Youth Exchange – International inbound and outbound high school senior exchange
Distinguished Service Award – Honoring those making extraordinary contributions to our community
Polio Plus – An idea fostered by one of our own, Rotary International is eradicating Polio Worldwide