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.

Tulare County Parks & Recreation 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.

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.

Veterans Services Office

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.

Human Services - At-Risk Youth

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.

Tulare County 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.

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.

Join the See's Candies / Stockings for Seniors Fundraiser!

The annual Stockings for Seniors drive provides holiday stockings to isolated and home-bound seniors in Tulare County, many of whom often have no family nearby to visit them during the holiday. Due to COVID-19, this year we are relying on fundraising and monetary donations to purchase the items that will be used to fill the stockings.

Friends of Tulare County, in collaboration with the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA), CSET Senior Services, Tulare County Adult Protective Services, and Public Guardian, would like to invite you to participate in the annual Stockings for Seniors drive. Give your loved ones­­­­­—or yourselves—a sweet treat while supporting a great cause!

This year, the Stockings for Seniors drive is partnering with See’s Candies to hold an online fundraiser, from now until November 16. Just visit the link below and place your order; 25% to 50% of profits will be donated to the fundraiser, depending on the items ordered.

Anyone can go to the Stockings for Seniors "storefront" at the following website to place an order: https://www.yumraising.com/secure/friendsotc_friends_of_tulare_countystockings_31/candy?h=EriVan4686. Orders will be processed and shipped out to their address (or the address that they enter) within a matter of days.

The annual Stockings for Seniors drive provides holiday stockings and home visits to isolated and home-bound seniors in Tulare County, many of whom often have no family nearby to visit them during the holiday. We try to bring joy by delivering holiday stockings filled with these personal items, and the seniors always look forward to this visit, as it is a chance to share some holiday cheer.

As always, thank you for participating! For further information or inquiries, please contact Bonnie Quiroz at BQuiroz@tularecounty.ca.gov

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