The annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Friends of Tulare County Toy Drive has begun! Tulare County employees are invited to help CWS and Friends of Tulare County ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives Child Welfare Services is given a gift this holiday season.
Donations can easily be made by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift for a child or youth at one of the many collection boxes - locations of drop-off sites (including at the Board of Supervisors office, 2800 W. Burrell) can be found at www.friendsoftularecounty.org.
Employees wishing to make a tax-deductible financial contribution can do so through Friends of Tulare County, a 501 (c) 3 organization, by mailing checks to 5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277, and writing "CWS Toy Drive" in the memo line.
CWS social workers distribute all gifts to CWS foster children and youth throughout the first week of December.
The CWS and Friends of Tulare County Toy Drive serves only local Tulare County children who are receiving services through Child Welfare, through no fault of their own, and does not compete with other toy or gift drives during the holiday season. Give the gift of love this year to a child who is receiving services through CWS by donating to this annual effort.
More information can be found by logging on to www.friendsoftularecounty.org and clicking the "CWS Toy Drive" tab.
This annual event is made possible by collaborative partners including: CWS, Friends of Tulare County, Tulare County Board of Supervisors, and many others.