Our impact starts with our members- people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members- responsible leaders who help carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.
The Rotary Foundation
The Christmas Store
Truly a community sponsored charity, the Oxford Christmas Store has been providing toys to deserving Lafayette County children for 40 years. It's not unusual for our club to provide toys, books and fresh fruit to over 700 children in the Lafayette County area.
Toy donations for The Christmas Store 2016 are appreciated and need to be received by Friday, Dec. 16. The drop point is Rebel Bookstore, 818 Jackson Ave. at 9th Street in Oxford.
Any donations received after Dec. 16 will still put a smile on a child's face at Christmas.
A useful guide for toy items needed to fulfill "wish lists" received with family applications can be found below.
|Baby/Fashion Doll||Toy Baby Stroller|
|Stuffed toy||Play Tea Set|
|Trucks/Hot Wheels||Walkie Talkie|
|Sports toy||Musical toy|
|Race track toy||Remote/motorized toy|
|Tool play set||Toy fishing kit|
|Athletic duffel bag||Basketball|
|Tennis racket & balls||Baseball glove|
|Art Supplies||Craft/Creative play kit|
|Dry Erase Board||Board game/Puzzle|
|Stereo Headphones||Clock Radio|
Tunes & Tails
This awesome event, organized by the club, provides children's activities, all-you-can-eat crawfish, and live music to raise money to benefit local charities. Our 2016 benefactor was The Lafayette County Literacy Council.
The sharing of knowledge is one of the most important goals of any Rotarian. The Oxford - Ole Miss Rotary Club helps make a difference by providing magazine and reading material donations to public housing residents in cooperation with The Oxford Housing Authority.
Rotary Youth Leadership
Rotary's leadership training program for young people emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth.