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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge

 

Congratulations Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge Winners!!!

The Friends of Tulare County (FTC) is pleased to announce its award winners from the Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge held in September for youth in grades 7–12 in Tulare County.

Thirty students representing five high schools highlight this year’s winners. Eighteen different media messages were chosen as being among the best, with the community’s top pick going to Victoria Picazo (Mission Oak High School), who submitted a 30-second Public Service Announcement called “Our Hopes.”   

In collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services, the purpose of the competition was to highlight youth-created art focused on promoting COVID-19 safety guidelines in languages representing Tulare County, utilizing three categories: audio, graphic design, and video.

Youth were asked to choose one theme (Hope, Connection, Safety, Responsibility, or I wear a mask for …) and select at least one COVID-19 safety action in their media submission, including proper handwashing, social distancing, mask wearing, and avoiding gatherings.

The artwork produced enables a wide array of media platform use that will be seen around the county, including bus wraps and interior advertisements, social media, Zoom backgrounds, radio spots, and television commercials.

“It has been our great pleasure to sponsor and promote the Listos Youth Media Challenge, and we look forward to seeing the creativity of our Tulare County students showcased on various platforms,” says Michelle Bonwell, Tulare County Chief Probation Officer and the current President/Chair of FTC.

FTC would like to thank its sponsors for being pivotal partners in the success of this event: Tulare County Office of Education, Create TC, SlickRock Student Film Festival, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, Momentum Broadcasting, EECU, United Way of Tulare County, Tulare Rotary Foundation, Tulare Super Target, and Kiwanis Club of Greater Tulare.

2020 Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge Winners
2020 Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge Winners

This document contains the information for all entries selected for public service announcements. These entries might be seen on billboards, bus advertisements, heard on the radio, seen on TV, or through social media!

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines by Berenize Bermudez
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines by Berenize Bermudez

Title: Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Type: Video
Submitted by: Berenize Bermudez
School: Monache High School

Slow the Spread by Veraty Cattaneo
Slow the Spread by Veraty Cattaneo

Title: Slow the Spread
Type: Video
Submitted by: Veraty Cattaneo
School: Tulare Union High School

CV19 by Aimee King
CV19 by Aimee King

Title: CV19
Type: Video
Submitted by: Aimee King
School: Monache High School

I Wear a Mask for... by Adison Page
I Wear a Mask for... by Adison Page

Title: I Wear a Mask for...
Type: Video
Submitted by: Adison Page
School: Monache High School

Our Hopes by Victoria Picazo
Our Hopes by Victoria Picazo

Title: Our Hopes
Type: Video
Submitted by: Victoria Picazo
School: Mission Oak High School

I Wear a Mask by Angelica Sedillo
I Wear a Mask by Angelica Sedillo

Title: I Wear a Mask
Type: Video
Submitted by: Angelica Sedillo
School: Tulare Union High School

Stay Safe by Tribe 1
Stay Safe by Tribe 1

Title: Stay Safe
Type: Video
Submitted by: Tribe 1 (Milly Mears and Elijah Mears)
School: Tulare Union High School

Back to School by Tribe 4
Back to School by Tribe 4

Title: Back to School
Type: Video
Submitted by: Tribe 4 (Cristalia Torres, Micaela Trujillo, Leaghanna Aries)
School: Tulare Union High School

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines by Berenize Bermudez - Audio
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines by Berenize Bermudez - Audio

Title: Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Type: Audio
Submitted by: Berenize Bermudez
School: Monache High School

Our Hopes by Victoria Picazo - Audio
Our Hopes by Victoria Picazo - Audio

Title: Our Hopes
Type: Audio
Submitted by: Victoria Picazo
School: Mission Oak High School

I Wear a Mask by Angelica Sedillo - Audio
I Wear a Mask by Angelica Sedillo - Audio

Title: I Wear a Mask
Type: Audio
Submitted by: Angelica Sedillo
School: Tulare Union High School

I Wear a Mask by Xavier Bocanegra
I Wear a Mask by Xavier Bocanegra

Title: I Wear a Mask
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Xavier Bocanegra
School: Woodlake High School

 

It's My Responsibility by Kyla Castillo
It's My Responsibility by Kyla Castillo

Title: It's My Responsibility
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Kyla Castillo
School: Monache High School

 

Why I Wear a Mask by Robertina Frisius
Why I Wear a Mask by Robertina Frisius

Title: Why I Wear a Mask
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Robertina Frisius
School: Woodlake High School

 

Stop the Spread, Tulare County! by Angel Hernandez
Stop the Spread, Tulare County! by Angel Hernandez

Title: Stop the Spread, Tulare County!
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Angel Hernandez
School: Dinuba High School

 

I Wear a Mask for by Antonio Rodriguez
I Wear a Mask for by Antonio Rodriguez

Title: I Wear a Mask for
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Antonio Rodriguez
School: Monache High School

 

Social Distancing by Zoey Surgenor
Social Distancing by Zoey Surgenor

Title: Social Distancing
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Zoey Surgenor
School: Monache High School

 

CV19 Challenge by Lluvia Zepeda-Chavez
CV19 Challenge by Lluvia Zepeda-Chavez

Title: CV19 Challenge
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Lluvia Zepeda-Chavez
School: Monache High School

 

CV19 Challenge by Le Monke
CV19 Challenge by Le Monke

Title: CV19 Challenge
Type: Graphic Design
Submitted by: Le Monke (Bernardo Espinoza, Miguel Espinoza, Francisco Ruan, and Arthur Castillo)
School: Monache High School