A story about a non-profit, business or community member that gives back to the community
THE SEQUOIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA was founded in 1959. Its mission was to attract more adult participation to the music community, as well as foster an appreciation of symphonic music throughout Tulare County.
Serving individuals with development disabilities since 1953, The Arc of Fresno and Madera County is celebrating its 65th year of service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.