GIFT OF LIFE
Gift of Life International provides pediatric cardiac care for children who would otherwise go untreated. Numerous children have been brought to Florida to be treated by local surgeons who donate their services. During their stay in the US, they live with families of Rotarians who volunteer to host them. This year we are contributing to a grant to help build a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Bustamonte Children's Hospital in Jamaica.
ROTARY'S CAMP FLORIDA
Rotary’s Camp Florida (RCF) was founded to acquire, operate and maintain a year-round camp facility for children with special medical needs.
The cost to run the camp is $56 per child per day but the camp only charges the disability user groups 50% of the cost; the other 50% is subsidized by a Camp Scholarship Fund which is supported by over 100 Rotary Clubs throughout the State of Florida.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides a range of programs and services to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. Call 211 to speak confidentially with someone who cares.
Rotary, working with other organization, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide. Since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979, Rotarians have worked tirelessly to eradicate this disease which so cruelly affect young children. Currently there are active cases of polio reported in only 10 countries in the world.
STARTING RIGHT, NOW
Starting Right, Now ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels of Tampa provides hot, fresh, nutritious meals to the homebound, disabled, and elderly throughout the Tampa community every day, fulfilling its mission of “Nourishing the body…Enriching the spirit…and Strengthening the community…” . Each meal is delivered directly to the doorstep of the homebound individual by a friendly, caring volunteer at or around the noontime hour. Ybor City Rotary Club has a route that serves the Ybor Community.