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.

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.

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.

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.

Friends of Tulare County Hosts Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge

The Friends of Tulare County invites youth in grades 712 in Tulare County to participate in the Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge during the month of September. In collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services along with community partner Tulare County Office of Education, the purpose of the competition is to highlight youth-created art focused on promoting COVID-19 safety guidelines in languages representing Tulare County, utilizing two categories: graphic design and video.

Youth must 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:

  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintain six feet social distance
  • Wear a mask (face covering) in public
  • Minimize mixing (avoid gathering with people outside of your immediate household)

Digital print media can be designed to fit advertisements, Zoom backgrounds, bus ads, billboards, online advertising, a custom face mask, and more. Video can be designed to fit electronic platforms such as a 30-second commercial, a computer wallpaper, digital media, and others.

Incorporating a theme and a COVID-19 safety action into their original artwork, winning participants will be awarded prizes, which could include the publication of the winning pieces on local media and print platforms. Community members will judge the entries, with winners announced in October.

Innovation blossoms in trying times, and as adults find a way to adapt to the disruption caused by COVID-19, so do our youth—in their own way. The way youth adapt and cope with COVID-19 is the voice we want to hear, and we can amplify their voice by providing a platform.

For more information on the Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge, visit ww.friendsoftularecounty.org.

Friends of Tulare County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of Tulare County residents. As such, we accept donations on behalf of the County of Tulare. Both in-kind and monetary donations are tax deductible.
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