Welcome to the Valley Resource Center

The Valley Resource Center is a public, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to connecting the community to local, low-cost and free comprehensive resources through community organizational outreach and providing philanthropic programs to enrich the lives of veterans, seniors, and families in the community. 

Our programs include:

  • Adopt-A-Troop Program -We send monthly care packages to deployed military members each month with letters of support/encouragement
  • Senior Technology Table - A monthly program that assists seniors with computers, tablets and cellphones at no charge
  • Low-Income Backpack Program - New backpacks filled with school supplies are provided to families in need
 

Looking for Assistance? Want to see if you qualify for more?

Below you will find an extensive list of low-cost and free local resources. Explore categories to discover the various nonprofits, local organizations, and events that provide services and products for those who qualify. You might be surprised at what you might find!

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

There are many ways to help! Volunteer with a local nonprofit organization, volunteer with us, donate, refer a family who needs assistance, become a sponsor, or give resource suggestions. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved!

In the past year alone we have sent over 1400 pounds of goods to deployed military members, shared hundreds of local resources, filled 65+ backpacks with school supplies for needy families, raised over $600 for a WWII Veteran & replaced his flooring, and helped dozens of seniors with technology. All this and we are just getting started! It is our volunteers and community partners that make it all possible. Consider becoming a volunteer today!


Upcoming Events

 

Southern California 4x4 Swapmeet at the Storm Stadium

Join us at the Off Road Swap on March 3rd from 9 am - 4 pm at the Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore for a day of fun!

The Off Road Swap will feature 4x4s, motorcycles, off road vehicles, parts and projects. Visit the Valley Resource Center booth to write a free message to deployed military members and meet the team. Admission is only $10 and kids are free. 

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See you there!


Valley Resource Center Ribbon Cutting!

Come celebrate with us at our ribbon cutting! There will be free food from Which Whiches and CyfulSweets, a free archery booth by Faith Archery to test your skills, partner organizations and resource tables, prizes, and so much more! Bring in donations for deployed troops (see the link for the list below) to put in boxes and get raffle tickets free for a chance to win Mind Trap Escape Room tickets, a cake by Cynful Sweets, Fitness 19 gear, miniature golf passes, and more. This is a public event so please share with your friends! 

Current Programs

 

ADOPT-A-TROOP military CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM

Troops LOVE care packages! The Valley Resource Center sends numerous care packages to deployed military members the first week of every month for our Adopt-a-Troop program . We have sent over 1,000 pounds of snacks and items this past year and our list continues to grow each month! 

Most of our adopted troops are stationed in the Middle East.  If you or your organization can help, we need items such as food, instant coffee, and protein powder as well as shipping costs. If you wish to donate items, please see the suggested list below. Please note that many of our units are serving in the Middle East where it gets very hot so please do not donate items that may melt. Letters of support for our military are always welcome and appreciated as well.

Is your organization interested in Adopting-A-Troop? Contact us to find out how you can assist a specific unit for the duration of their deployment by providing care package items, shipping costs, and letters of support! Also, contact us for more information about how your organization can join us at a care package event.

 

Click HERE for a list of items to donate to the Adopt-A-Troop program. Items currently needed include hygiene items, snacks, and other items such as feminine products, hair gel, shampoo, conditioner, wipes, deodorant (non-aerosol), razors, socks, individual packages of cookies, powdered drink mix, instant coffee, and hair bands. Letters of support and encouragement are always welcome!

 

You may DROP OFF items for the military care packages with our community partners at any time during their business hours:

 

Murrieta:

Crunch Fitness - 40545 Cal Oaks #C-2 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 834-1767

Murrieta Gardens Senior Assisted Living Memory Care - 24200 Monroe Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562  (951) 600-7676

 

Temecula:

Faith Armory41669 Winchester Rd #101, Temecula, CA 92590

Transamerica Financial Advisors - 27280 Via Industria Suite A Temecula, CA 92590    (951) 600-9444

 

Winchester:

Winchester Community Center - 32665 Haddock St. Winchester, CA    

 

Click HERE  to learn more about the life-cycle of a care package!

 

Do you have a loved one serving overseas? Click HERE to nominate them for care package support or email military@valleyresourcecenter.org.

 

***A special thanks to this month's shipping sponsor VFW Post 1956 and donors Temecula Valley High School JROTC. We also thank Faith Armory, Wildebrands, and Body Armor Sports Drinks for support with care package items and/or donations!


Senior Information Technology Table (S.I.T.T.)

The Valley Resource Center is offering a FREE technology assistance program for local senior citizens to learn the use of computers and cellphones. This is a great opportunity for members of the senior community to connect with loved ones as well as access a wide array of resources. We provide assistance with social media interaction, working with apps, website navigation, and more. Our goal is to empower older adults by connecting them to community resources to help them live connected and fulfilling lives. 

We focus on four core programs - Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email Proficiency, and an Introduction to Social Media.

Senior Information Technology Tables (S.I.T.T.'s) are held at the Murrieta Senior Center the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am-11:00 am. No appointment needed. The Valley Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. For more information, please call 951-384-0110.


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Backpack drive

We have provided over 65 new backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income children in SW Riverside County for the 2017-2018 school year!  

Our goal is to fill at least 100 backpacks for the next school year. A donation of just $40 will fill a backpack giving low-income youth a head start for a brighter future. 


 

The Valley Resource Center is a proud community partner of the City of Menifee.

 

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2018 Member of the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce.

 

Proud to support the Veterans Business Action Committee and the Murrieta Innovation Center

 

Member of the Regional Homeless Alliance for SW Riverside County

 

Read more about us in our article in the Menifee Buzz Community News! Click HERE


THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY partners/SPONSORS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

In the News

The Valley Resource Center was one of six Valley nonprofits nominated for the 2018 Charity of the Year by Charity for Charity at the Stars of the Valley! What an honor to be recognized and among so many wonderful individuals and organizations in SW Riverside County!

February 2018 The Valley Resource Center was one of six Valley nonprofits nominated for the 2018 Charity of the Year by Charity for Charity at the Stars of the Valley! What an honor to be recognized and among so many wonderful individuals and organizations in SW Riverside County!

February 2018

The Valley Resource Center was one of six Valley nonprofits nominated for the 2018 Charity of the Year by Charity for Charity at the Stars of the Valley! What an honor to be recognized and among so many wonderful individuals and organizations in SW Riverside County!

 
 

NOvember 17, 2017

The Valley Resource Center was able to help provide 15 Knott's Berry Farm tickets to A Sailor hosting Marines on Thanksgiving Day. Thank you Nico Melendez, Alex Braicovich, and those who donated for all you do to support our military this holiday season!