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Giving Back

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A story about a non-profit, business or community member that gives back to the community

The Visalia Police Activities League

ESTABLISHED IN 1991 as a citywide after school crime prevention program, the Visalia P.A.L. (Police Activities League) became an outreach to local youth.

The Benefits of Philanthropy

WHETHER GIVING TIME, money or a bag of children’s toys, charitable giving not only impacts the lives of the receivers, but also the givers. Giving is said to improve one’s mental, financial and social wellbeing more than if the money were spent on oneself.

Stories of the Impact of Charitable Giving

June 2018

Giving Children New Opportunities with Fostering /Adopting

FOR MANY, a family’s first moments are peppered with photographs and sweet hellos as the swaddled bundle of joy is gleefully embraced. But for others, their family story begins in a stale government office, with signatures and sweaty palms, where the first minutes are anxious and awkward.

American Ambulance Visalia

LOCALLY OWNED American Ambulance has served Visalia for more than 30 years. It holds an established history of providing emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services in Tulare County.

Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center in Clovis

IT'S NOT A USUAL NAME for a pet adoption center, but then Miss Winkles is anything but usual. From its name to its staff and to the center itself, Miss Winkles is shattering stereotypes of the common animal shelter.

Encore Theatre Company Keeps Theatre Alive in Tulare

IN 1978, funding for a summer school theatre program in Tulare had just been cut, igniting several participating parents and teachers to discuss forming an independent theatre company. The idea of Encore Theatre Company became a reality in 1979, keeping theatre alive in Tulare.

Golden State Family Services – Foster Family & Adoption Agency

“There is no such thing as a bad kid.” This is the philosophy of Golden State Family Services, which believes strongly that while kids can make poor choices, they can stop and begin again if given an opportunity, structure and loving support.

With Heart

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Six cardiologists started the association in 1924, and it has grown to include more than 30 million volunteers...

Cat House on the Kings Pet Sanctuary and Adoption Center

Every pet deserves a safe place to call home, and the Cat House on the Kings in Parlier aims to do just that.
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