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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Make a Difference Day!
October 21, 2019
Make a Difference Day!

Tulare County Parks & Recreation has collaborated with CSET for this year’s Make a Difference Day Event and we want to invite all of you to join us Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at Mooney Grove Park (27000 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277).  

Annual Stockings for Seniors Collection Drive Starts October 14
October 14, 2019
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. 

Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive Starts October 7
October 7, 2019
Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive Starts October 7

The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive kicks off on October 7! 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. 

National LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Conference to be held in Visalia, California
August 15, 2019
National LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Conference to be held in Visalia, California

Conference to cover suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and care and support

Pancakes and Toys!
July 11, 2019
Pancakes and Toys!

Come join us on July 27 anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for a delicious pancake breakfast with Friends of Tulare County at Applebee’s, Visalia. Tickets for this event are $10 dollars each, and 50% of the proceeds will go toward the CWS Toy Drive. Participants will also have the option of dining in or taking out.   

Wish List: Year Round Needs for Animal Services
October 24, 2018
Wish List: Year Round Needs for Animal Services

Tulare County Animal Services provides a “wish list” of items to be donated towards animal care and adoption services. Donations are welcome all year round and are greatly appreciated. “Wish list” items can include:  towels, grooming supplies, puppy pads, toys, treats, dry food, or similar other items.

AmazonSmile
October 23, 2018
AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop. You’ll find the same great prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity, such as Friends of Tulare County, at no additional cost to you!

2018 CWS Toy Drive Kicks Off
October 11, 2018
2018 CWS Toy Drive Kicks Off

The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has begun! 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. 

2018 Stockings for Senior Citizens Drive Underway
October 9, 2018
2018 Stockings for Senior Citizens Drive Underway

Starting October 15, you can show a senior that you care by supporting our Stocking for Senior Citizens drive! Donate items like socks, blankets, gloves, scarves, and winter hats to stuff a senior's stocking! This drive provides stockings to home-bound seniors who often do not have friends and family visit them during the holidays.