With the autumn season upon us and the holiday season fast approaching, everyone seems to get busier—and Tulare County HHSA’s programs are no exception! The Annual Stockings for Seniors Drive and Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive are already underway, as well as the Animal Services Wish List.
The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging is partnering with CSET Senior Services, HHSA Adult Protective Services, HHSA Public Guardian, and YOU to help bring holiday joy to more than 1,700 isolated and homebound senior citizens in Tulare County this holiday season.
Through Friends of Tulare County, Stockings for Seniors is accepting monetary donations to help purchase warm items and other needs to ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten during the holidays. County employees can opt for a payroll deduction or send a check to Friends of Tulare County (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277; write "Stockings for Seniors" on the memo line); or donate through a credit card or PayPal using the Friends of Tulare County website.
For more information, contact Bonnie Quiroz at (559) 972-0323.
Additionally, you can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County 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.
Secure online donations can be made on the Friends of Tulare County website by visiting the CWS Toy Drive page, or by donating a gift from our Amazon wish list. You may also make a tax-deductible financial contribution through Friends of Tulare County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, by mailing a check to 5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277, and writing “CWS Toy Drive” in the memo line.
CWS social workers will distribute the gifts to CWS foster children and youth throughout the first week of December.
Last but not least, if you’d like to support our furry friends this holiday season, you may do so by simply dropping drop off your donations Monday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Tulare County Animal Shelter located at 14131 Avenue 256 in Visalia. To find out what is needed, check out the Animal Services Wish List. To make a monetary donation, visit the Friends of Tulare County website’s Animal Services page, or write “Animal Services” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Friends of Tulare County (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277).
Thank you for helping to make spirits bright this holiday season!