Welcome to the Valley Resource Center

The Valley Resource Center is a 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

  • Nonprofit Assistance and support

 

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!

The Valley Resource Center has sent over 1800 pounds of goods to deployed military members, shared hundreds of local resources, filled hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for needy families, raised over $600 for a WWII Veteran & replaced his flooring, and helped seniors with technology. All this and we are just getting started! Click HERE for more information about our programs and accomplishments. It is our volunteers and community partners that make it all possible. Consider becoming a volunteer today!


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Please join us on Memorial Day, May 27th, 2019 to honor those who fought for our freedoms and gave their all. The Valley Resource Center will have a booth and will be collecting items for deployed military men and women currently serving overseas. We will also have postcards available for you to write a quick message to troops overseas.

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Adopt-A-Troop Military Care Package Program

Deployed troops LOVE care packages and letters of support from the community! The Valley Resource Center sends numerous care packages to deployed military members the first week of every month through our Adopt-a-Troop program . We have sent over 1,000 pounds of nutrition/hygeine items this past year and our list continues to grow each month! 

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Most of the troops we support are from our community and are referred to us by a friend or loved one.  If you or your organization would like to 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. Letters of support for our military are always welcome and appreciated as well.

Is your organization interested in Adopting-A-TroopContact us to find out how you can adopt an individual person for the duration of their deployment by providing care package items, shipping costs, and letters of support! We have over 90 individuals and additional units available to adopt!

Join us at a military care package event and pack a box for a deployed military member. Simply RSVP by clicking here. The cost is only $20 per person and includes all the materials needed to ship and pack a box. We will provide the name of a military member in need and a wish list of items. You pick out which items you would like to send, write a message to your member and we will ship out your box. Each reservation includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win great gift baskets! Click here to reserve your spot now!

Can’t attend a care package event but would like to support deployed troops? Make a donation. All donations are tax-deductible and help provide hygiene items, nutrition, cards, and wish list items for troops overseas.

Make a donation to support deployed troops

Drop Off Locations

You may drop off items for the military care packages with our community partners at any time during their business hours or contact us for local pickup.

 

LAKE ELSINORE:

City of Lake Elsinore Community Services Department - 130 S Main Street Lake Elsinore, CA 92530     (951) 674-3124 ext. 265

 

Menifee:

CAL True Value - 26100 Newport Road Suite 134-A Menifee, CA 92584      (951) 301-9968

 

murrieta:

Benny's Place Sandwiches25021 Madison Ave #106, Murrieta, CA 92562      (951) 698-5660

Progressive Health & Performance - 39400 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd Suite 122A, Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 394-1620

The Health Intervention & Pain Relief Center - 24663 Monroe Avenue, Suite 101, Murrieta, CA 92565 (951)291-9672

 

Temecula:

Salon Moselle - 41925 5th St #103, Temecula, CA 92590     (951) 699-5551

 

Winchester:

Winchester Community Center - 32665 Haddock St. Winchester, CA  92596      (951) 926-5917

 

Below is a suggested list of items to donate to the Adopt-A-Troop program. Items currently needed include hygiene items, snacks, and other items such as 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! To send a free message to a deployed service member overseas click here.

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Requests from a tent city in the Middle East:

Coffee cups, cheap disposable dollar store plastic bowls, forks and spoons, women's T-shirts, black or white cotton socks, body wash and toothpaste ... also: hair clips, scrunchies, cigars (these weekly gatherings are very popular!), gum, chips, pretzels and Q-Tips, female razors, female skin care items, creams, trail mix, hand sanitizer.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF CURRENT SPECIAL REQUESTS


Want to learn more? Check out our video to learn more about our Adopt-A-Troop Program!


Do you have a loved one serving overseas that can benefit from monthly care packages? 

If your active duty military member is currently deployed, we invite you to send them a care package from the Valley Resource Center along with messages of support from the community. The only information we need is the following:

•             Military Member's Full Name, Title and Branch

•            Complete shipping address

•             Photo preferred

•             Favorite Foods or Wish Items

•             Deployment Start and estimated End Date

•             Your Name, City of Residence, and Phone Number

Please send an email to: military@valleyresourcecenter.org

A big thanks to the Dioces of San Bernardino for their generous donation of care package items and letters to our troops! Read more about it here: https://www.pe.com/2018/10/26/catholic-students-send-military-members-some-hometown-comforts-during-holidays/


The Veterans 5K Walk/Run & Car Show was fantastic. Thanks to all of you who came out to show your support! A big thanks to the City of Menifee, MSJC, Healthy Menifee, Eyekon Radio, Healthy Menifee, Dedicated Volunteers of Winchester, Menifee Transmission, and JeffNick Law.

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Youth Backpack & Educational Support Program

The Valley Resource Center provides youth backpacks filled with school supplies to families in need in SW Riverside County. We also support foster youth programs by providing educational games and supplies to local youth. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

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 cellphones, tablets and computers. 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. Just bring your phone, tablet, or laptop and we will answer your questions. Our goal is to empower older adults by connecting them to community resources to help them live connected and fulfilling lives.

Senior Information Technology Tables are held at the Murrieta Senior Center the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am-11:00 am. No appointment needed, first come first served. The Valley Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. For more information, please call 951-384-0110.

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