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.

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.

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.

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.

Friends of Tulare County Sets Up Emergency Relief Fund

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The Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, 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)

Other
• 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.