Step Up

Your donations to the Step Up program will be used for collateral items (i.e., T-shirts, backpacks, etc.), venue rental, event food, printing, speakers' fees, awards, materials, and other items associated with Step Up—a movement to encourage youth to participate in extracurricular activities, foster positive associations, and connect to constructive social networks.

Homeless Fund

Donations to the Homeless Fund will help supply toiletries, clothing, identification card/application fees, furnishings, or cooking utensils/appliances, or may fund expenses like a utility bill or car repair for those experiencing, at risk for, or exiting homelessness.

Tulare County Parks–Lily Pond

For more than five decades the Lily Pond was a popular water feature in Mooney Grove Park. Due to the increasing cost of repair and maintenance over time, the Lily Pond is been non-functional for the past 15 years. To avoid demolition and to honor the history of the Lily Pond, the County is seeking donations from the community to help repair and restore the Lily Pond.

Veterans Services

Contributing toward the support of our local veterans through the VSO General Fund is a great opportunity for the members of the community to give back and thank veterans for their services.

At-Risk Youth (Human Services)

The funds donated to the Human Services At-Risk Youth fund benefit youth who are participating in an employment program and working to make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. This program helps youth in need of emergency monies for necessities such as transportation, work apparel, utilities, medical, dental, and prescription expenses.

K/T AAA - Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging helps provide programs and activities for local senior citizens, from arts and crafts to Medicare counseling, line dancing to home-delivered meals. Your donations to the Area Agency on Aging will help us continue to provide a wide range of services and activities to encourage older Americans to remain healthy, active, and involved in the community.

Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

SPTF envisions a county without suicide and aims to accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention. Your donations to the SPTF will help increase prevention and early intervention services, and help our community members better understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk.

News

February 26, 2024
February is Spay & Neuter Awareness Month
February is Spay & Neuter Awareness Month

Whether you've recently adopted a pet or you're considering it, or just never got around to fixing your furry friend, one of the most important health decisions you'll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. 

January 22, 2024
Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)
Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

Events such as the Fruit & Veggie Fest, held by the Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program at multiple venues throughout Tulare County, are used to facilitate behavior change in the homes, schools, worksites, and communities of low-income residents and to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity.  

January 16, 2024
Here for Our Community
Here for Our Community

It is the time of year when Friends of Tulare County renews its annual commitment to the residents of Tulare County to assist underrepresented populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations, charitable giving, and grant funding. If you have previously donated to or supported our organization, we thank you for your incredible contributions.

December 13, 2023
Happy Holidays From Friends of Tulare County
Happy Holidays From Friends of Tulare County

Friends of Tulare County wishes you a beautiful holiday season. Here at Friends, we have had the privilege of bringing joy to others all made possible through your donations.  

November 20, 2023
Celebrate GivingTuesday
Celebrate GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday (Nov. 28) is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

November 8, 2023
Caring for Every Resident This Holiday Season and Year-Round
Caring for Every Resident This Holiday Season and Year-Round

Your donations are greatly appreciated and mean so much to any resident experiencing homelessness. Your monetary contributions will assist in purchasing toiletries, clothing, identification card/application fees, furnishings, or cooking utensils/appliances, or may fund expenses like a utility bill or car repair for those experiencing, at risk for, or exiting homelessness.  

November 1, 2023
Donating the Perfect Gift to Our Furry Friends!
Donating the Perfect Gift to Our Furry Friends!

This holiday season is a perfect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff care for and support these wonderful, adoptable pets and those displaced by natural emergencies is so important. 

October 30, 2023
CWS Children's Toy Drive and You
CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift.

October 23, 2023
Stockings for Seniors Drive Is Underway
Stockings for Seniors Drive Is Underway

Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (KT/AAA) is partnering with CSET Senior Services, Tulare County Adult Protective Services, AND YOU!  Donations will be used to purchase beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other items to help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season. 

August 30, 2023
Celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Throughout the country, many organizations and causes work together to spread information and support breastfeeding, as well as to address systemic issues that continue to plague many groups of people.

August 24, 2023
Support Our Parks
Support Our Parks

The Mission of the Tulare County Parks Division is to provide the public with welcoming environments for recreational opportunities by being stewards of outdoor green spaces at County parks. Community members uniting to support the parks drives the Parks Division to continue to serve the community at large.

June 30, 2023
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is seeking to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, focusing on what it is and urging people to seek help for themselves or someone they feel is suffering from it.

June 6, 2023
It's Raining Cats and Dogs--er, Make that Kittens and Puppies!
It's Raining Cats and Dogs--er, Make that Kittens and Puppies!

Kitten and puppy season has arrived, and the shelter has been getting litters of newborn and young kittens and puppies in almost daily. Supplies go quickly and are always needing to be replenished. Please consider helping the shelter out during this kitten and puppy season.

May 23, 2023
Celebrate Mental Health Matters Month
Celebrate Mental Health Matters Month

During Mental Health Matters Month in May, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Mental Health Branch programs encourage residents to learn about some of the signs, how to begin addressing symptoms early, and who to ask and where to go for help.

April 19, 2023
MCAH Joins the Fight During STD Awareness Month
MCAH Joins the Fight During STD Awareness Month

STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month, observed each April, is an opportunity to raise awareness about what STDs are and how they impact our lives. Tulare County HHSA's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) programs play a significant role in preventing and treating STDs via its Case Management and Disease Investigation for Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age program. 

March 24, 2023
How to Host a Summer Night Lights Event
How to Host a Summer Night Lights Event

If your community is interested in hosting a Summer Night Lights event this summer, we are accepting applications now. Be a part of summer fun by engaging your community!

March 21, 2023
March Is the 50th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month
March Is the 50th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month®

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy. Tulare County HHSA’s Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention program (NEOP) works along those same lines to implement healthy changes within Tulare County communities and provide nutrition and physical activity education to low-income residents by ....

March 15, 2023
How Can You Support Elder Abuse Awareness?
How Can You Support Elder Abuse Awareness?

Adult Protective Services is holding two fundraising opportunities in which monies are used to support our senior residents, with a special focus on elder abuse awareness. While only a few months away, June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Those who are dedicated to serving and supporting one of our most vulnerable populations know assistance is needed year round.   

February 16, 2023
National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Bringing our beloved pets to the vet to be spayed or neutered can be a difficult task for many pet owners. Some pet owners may view spaying or neutering as more harmful than beneficial for their furry companions, but the truth is that these procedures not only help our pets but the entire animal community.

February 9, 2023
Friends of Tulare County Introduces New Logo
Friends of Tulare County Introduces New Logo

From the perspective of the 32 programs under the nonprofit, Friends of Tulare County has been committed to supporting initiatives focused on serving our community. At the heart of it all is Friends of Tulare County – helping programs follow through with promised initiatives and outreach. Friends of Tulare County, to us, means compassion for people, passion for service, and love for our community. Thus, we chose a heart as an icon to portray the true meaning of Friends of Tulare County.