Wishwrap is all about giving. We celebrate personal relationships and achievements. But why stop there? Through partnerships with various charities throughout the year, we're able to make your gifts do double duty. They'll make someone you know and love smile, but they can also help a cause that might be next door or thousands of miles away.
Who Is Rotaplast?
Rotaplast International, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Dr. Angelo Capozzi and the then Rotary Club President Peter Lagarias in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco to facilitate a surgical program in La Serena, Chile to treat children with the cleft lip and palate anomaly who would otherwise not receive surgical intervention. This initial historic mission took place in January of 1993.
As a project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, and for the first three years of its existence, Rotaplast completed one surgical mission a year. The following two years, Rotaplast completed two missions a year. In 1996, Rotaplast became a separate non-profit corporation and has since consistently expanded its number of annual missions. In May 2008 Rotaplast sent its 124th mission and to date has served over 10,000 children. 18 countries have hosted Rotaplast teams, including Vietnam, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, Romania, China, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Brazil and the Philippines. Hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers who give their valuable time, and generous organizations such as hospitals and medical equipment companies which give supplies, account for the consistent success and expansion of Rotaplast missions.
Why We Love This Charity
Rotaplast is a small army of dedicated and committed people who believe in what they do. They work tirelessly to help children around the world, and for every $1 that goes to this charity, they pass on $0.92 for real programs, not overhead or administration.
For more information, please visit their website.