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.
GIFT OF LIFE GLOBAL GRANT IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Gift of Life Global Network provides care to over 1,000 children per year from emerging countries who otherwise would not have access to life saving care. Doctors and Nurses at the Philippines Children Medical Center are empowered to do what they were trained to do . . .save their kids!
Gift of Life is a worldwide leader in the treatment of children with heart disease.
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.
SALESIAN YOUTH CENTER/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
The Salesian Youth Center/Boys and Girls Club (SYC) is an inclusive youth development organization committed to helping children develop the character and qualities they need to become responsible citizens and good leaders. The Salesian educational principles of reason, moral values, and loving kindness are the motivating factors used to create for young people, a family-like atmosphere where they feel safe, loved and trusted.
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.