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. 

 

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 40 care packages to deployed military members, shared hundreds of local resources, filled 65+ backpacks with school supplies for needy families, raised over $600 for a WW11 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!

Click HERE for more information.


Upcoming Events


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Donate For a Free Raffle Ticket!

Bring in a donation such as beef jerky or instant coffee for deployed troops and get a free raffle ticket! 


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Current Programs

 

ADOPT-A-TROOP CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM

The Valley Resource Center sends care packages to deployed military members every month for our Adopt-a-Troop program . We have sent over 50 boxes this year alone 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 include beef jerky, instant coffee, chewing gum, baby wipes, foot powder, and more. 

 

You can help send a gift and card for Thanksgiving and Christmas shipments! We accept packaged goods such as beef jerky, instant coffee, toiletries, etc. at the locations below or call us to schedule local pickup (951) 384-0110.

You can help send a gift and card for Thanksgiving and Christmas shipments! We accept packaged goods such as beef jerky, instant coffee, toiletries, etc. at the locations below or call us to schedule local pickup (951) 384-0110.

 

You may DROP OFF items for the care packages at these locations at any time during their business hours:

 

Hemet:

Kritters Pets - 1515 E Florida Ave Hemet, CA 92544       (951) 929-3474 

 

Murrieta:

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

 

Temecula:

Margarita Middle School - 30600 Margarita Rd Temecula, CA92591      (951) 695-7370

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

Unidad Cristiana Church - 27620 Commerce Center Ste 104 Temecula, CA 92592

Wells Fargo28751 Rancho California Road Suite 100 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6501

 

 

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 Western Center Academy and Calvary Murrieta Christian High School for care package items and letters of support, HealVet.org for craft kits, Murrieta Senior Assisted Living, Perky Jerky for lots of beef jerky for our troops,  Body Armor Sports Drinks, and 4imprint for donating backpacks for troop supplies!


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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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!