The Chisholm Trail
Hearts & Hoofbeats

Welcome to Altrusa Chisholm Trail

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization, making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. We strive to create better communities worldwide.  Altrusa is made up of civic-minded people who find great joy in enhancing the lives of others.  We welcome the involvement of new members who want to advance their skills, meet new friends, volunteer along with community leaders, or simply want to add meaningful new experiences to their lives.  Contact us to find out more about becoming an Altrusa leader. 
Promise House - Welcome Home
Promise House - Family Promise
Promise House


  • Books & Bears
  • Christmas on the Farm (see photos below)
  • Pull Ups & Wipes Donation Drive (see photo at right)
  • Kindness Rock Garden
  • Operation Stand Down
  • Little Free Library
  • Help Heal Veterans Rock Painting
  • Backpack for Homeless Veterans
  • Feed My Sheep – Women & Children’s Library (12/2022)
  • The Promise House - Family Promise (see photo above)
  • The Promise House - Welcome Home Bags (see photo above)
Altrusa International of The Chisholm Trail at District Nine Conference


Be part of the movement that is...  
Leading to a Better Community! 

If you have a heart for service, then we are looking for YOU!!

Member Interest Form 


Meeting Information

When: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 5:30pm Board Meeting
6:15pm Business Meeting
Where: Temple Community Clinic
1905 Curtis B Elliot Drive, Temple, TX 76501
Contact: Leslie Russell -
Annually, Altrusa Chisholm Trail supports Camp Dreamcatcher, a camp that allows children with cancer and their brothers and sisters to enjoy a normal summer camp experience at Camp for All in Burton, Texas, while receiving specialized medical care. 


Camp Dreamcatcher serves all Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's pediatric hematology/oncology patients and siblings between the ages of 6 and 15. Between 95 to 105 children attend each year.

Altrusans volunteer their time and passion to serve others to make each child's camp experience a positive one.

Mission Statement 

Altrusa International of The Chisholm Trail, Texas, Inc. is an organization of diverse volunteers who serve the community, focusing on literacy, leadership development, and fellowship. 

Contact Us

Email: Leslie Russell -

Altrusa International Foundation of The Chisholm Trail is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Our History 

Our club was established in July 11, 2015.  Our group follows the objectives of the international organization, which include promotion of literacy, leadership development, and ministering to those in need.  Each year, we research organizations and individuals in our community who are in need of our hands-on assistance and monetary aid.