AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. AmazonSmile customers can now support Friends of Tulare County (FTC) using the Amazon shopping app. Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
AmazonSmile benefits include the same vast selection of products, at the exact same prices, and the same convenient shopping as the Amazon you know, at no additional cost to you.
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the value of all purchases to your favorite charity with every eligible AmazonSmile purchase from your phone or computer. Choose from over a million local and national charities; and you can change your charity at any time.
Consider donating to Friends of Tulare County to help with our current endeavor, the FTC Emergency Relief Fund, which supports local COVID-19 responses. Just select Friends of Tulare County from the list of charities, and go shopping!
The Friends of Tulare County is accepting monetary donations through the Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program as well as in-kind donations of supplies, in support of the COVID-19 response.
The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency and Tulare County Fire Department are collaborating to accept in-kind donations at all Tulare County-operated fire stations. Donors are encouraged to contact their fire station to coordinate a drop-off. Please be patient, as fire personnel may be called away to emergency calls at any time. (Note: this does not include city, CAL FIRE, or federal fire stations.)
PPE Supply Donations
New/Unopened and Non-Expired
• N95 Masks (all brands and sizes)
• Surgical masks
• Face shields
• Surgical gowns
• Gloves (latex, vinyl, or nitrile)
• Hand sanitizer
• Eye protection (goggles)
• Cloth face masks, including homemade cloth masks, are also welcomed
Friends of Tulare County (FTC) began looking for a way to assist the community when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Tulare County in March 2020. With this goal in mind, FTC launched a dynamic COVID-19 campaign in collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and a grant from Listos California, a state program that helps individuals, families, and communities prepare for and address disasters. The FTC campaign’s outreach focuses on precautions against COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, the spread of COVID-19, and members of the senior population (65+) who need assistance.
From May through July, various media platforms (e.g. billboards, radio, television) in multiple languages are being use to reach vulnerable community members throughout the county who may be challenged by linguistic, access, or functional needs (AFN). Additionally, the campaign is distributing its message via mobile apps, postcard mailers for seniors, and bandannas for the homeless population.