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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In-Kind Donations Being Sought for COVID-19 Response

 

On behalf of the County of Tulare, the Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program is accepting donations to support the COVID-19 response.

This relief fund is accepting in-kind donations of supplies at Government Plaza (Visalia) and at all Tulare County-operated fire stations

There is a real need to assist our residents who are isolated or quarantined due to contracting or being exposed to COVID-19. Many of these households are facing unexpected financial hardships due to job loss or the inability to return to work due to the virus. Many were not prepared to stay at home for an extended period of time,  some live alone, and others do not have family in the area who can assist. As we continue to support those affected by COVID-19 and serve those who are most vulnerable, we are committed to the health and safety of our community members.  

Please consider donating financially and/or donating the following essential items and PPE requests, as our combined efforts can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Essential Items - Drop off at HHSA Government Plaza (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277)
Attn: Christa Cardoza, Human Services or Benjamin Mitchell, Public Health

  • Toilet Paper
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Bleach
  • Face Masks (face coverings) and/or Face Shields
  • Latex Gloves
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Food (no homemade items)
  • Bottled Water
  • Hygiene Products (e.g., toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, razors)
  • Paper Products (e.g., paper plates, plasticware, trash bags, other)

 

PPE Supply Donations - Drop off at Tulare County-operated fire stations

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.


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. Monetary donations can be made securely through PayPal on the Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program page as well as through county employee payroll deduction