County Civic Center,
Visalia, CA 93291
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Police Activities League (PAL) has been established since 1995. PAL is a non-profit chapter of the California Police Activities League. The PAL board consists of Tulare County Sheriff’s Community Based Officers and civilian volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of children in Tulare County.
PAL’s purpose is to reach underprivileged, at-risk students ranging from 8-12 years of age in the low income bracket residing in the un-incorporated areas of Tulare County. We reach out to children who are trying and doing their best to get good grades, stay out of trouble, and who are trying to be positive role models. Since this program has been established, the Community Based Officers and the PAL Program have seen a dramatic reduction in crime, drugs, gang activity and an increase of better students in their schools.
We feel that these children should be rewarded and do so in providing several opportunities throughout the year. Some of our activities include a camping trip to Pismo Beach, Kids day at the Tulare County Fair, a Christmas party with a visit from Santa, local baseball games or other events that may take place in Tulare County. In addition with the funds raised, each community based officer works with the schools to choose a number of children to receive a brand new bicycle and helmet at our annual open house. PAL Children also receive event shirts, souvenirs, and lunch.
These are opportunities that children would not get to participate in if it weren’t for the donations that the PAL organization receives throughout the year.
To continue the efforts of the PAL program, we need your help! The committee is seeking donations for bicycles, movies, activities, games, books, age appropriate toys, and any other kid related items that will help us in our effort to benefit the children in our communities.
Please make your check payable to: Tulare County Sheriff’s PAL
All items for donation & checks should be dropped off at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office or mailed to:
Tulare County Sheriff’s PAL
Attn: Terrie Saenz
833 S. Akers
Visalia, CA 93277
If you would like more specific information on how to help, donate, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a PAL Representative or myself at JGuerrero@co.tulare.ca.us . All charitable donations are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes and will benefit the children of Tulare County.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Deputy Javier Guerrero
President, Tulare County Sheriff's Police Activities League