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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Annual Stockings for Seniors Collection Drive Starts October 14

As the seasons change so do the needs for one of our most vulnerable populations in the County.  

With the assistance of Tulare County employees, Stockings for Senior Citizens hopes to bring joy to Tulare County’s isolated and homebound senior citizens this upcoming holiday season. Your participation in this drive helps provide stockings filled with goodies to homebound seniors who often do not have friends or family visiting them during the holidays.  

You can help by dropping off cold-weather items (socks, gloves, scarves, lap blankets, etc.) to one of the many donation boxes that are set up at select office buildings. 

Monetary donations can be made through www.ktaaa.org or If you prefer, you can donate financially via a payroll deduction or a personal check. Just make out your check to Friends of Tulare County and write “Stockings for Senior Citizens” on the memo line; then mail it to Attn: Stockings for Senior Citizens, 5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277.

If you have questions or want more information, email Bonnie Quiroz or call (559) 972-0323.