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.

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.

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.

Support the Stockings for Seniors Drive: Chipotle, Anyone?

Friends of Tulare County, in collaboration with the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA), CSET Senior Services, Tulare County Adult Protective Services, and the Public Guardian's Office, invites you to participate in the annual Stockings for Seniors Drive. Each year your hard work helps us provide holiday stockings to isolated and homebound seniors in Tulare County, many of whom often have no family nearby to visit them during the holiday. These stockings are a chance to bring some holiday cheer to the seniors.

This year, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are having to change the way that we fundraise and reach out to the seniors, as safety is our main priority. COVID-19 has also changed the number of seniors who are currently homebound or isolated; due to the closure of the local senior centers, that number has tripled, with an estimate of 1,700 seniors to deliver a stocking to this year. Below are the ways that you and our community can help:

You can help by dining at Chipotle on Tuesday, December 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located at 4219 S. Mooney Blvd., Ste. B, Visalia, CA 93277. You can either bring the attached flyer or order online with promo code 6WC9798.

You can help by purchasing See's Candies online.

Goodies range from $8–$45 and offer a profit of 25%–50%. Orders will be sent directly to the address of your choice, with orders over $65 receiving free shipping. You can complete your Christmas list AND help keep a senior warm this season! Feel free to share this link with your friends and family.

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/friendsotc_friends_of_tulare_countystockings_31/candy?h=EriVan4686

You can make a monetary donation by:

  • Visiting the Stockings for Seniors webpage at FriendsTC.org. Click on the Programs tab at the top of the page, scroll down, and select K/T AAA–Stockings for Seniors, then scroll again to the bottom of the page and select Donate.
  • Making checks payable to Friends for Tulare County–Stockings for Seniors, and mailing to:

Friends of Tulare County | 5957 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277

  • Making a payroll contribution. You can complete the FTC Employee Pledge Form, marking the "To the following Tulare County Program" box and writing in Stockings for Seniors.

Thank you for all of your support during this difficult time; it is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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