The Best Gift to Give

Hearts are especially full this time of year. Generosity and compassion tempt us on a daily basis as we are bombarded with charities and wor...

Hearts are especially full this time of year. Generosity and compassion tempt us on a daily basis as we are bombarded with charities and worthy causes on nearly every corner.

The possibilities for giving are so infinite it often leaves the mind feeling overwhelmed with options. Far and wide there are so many organizations willing to collect your contribution that often times the nearby causes go unnoticed.

For your caring convenience Menifee 24/7 has rounded up some local nonprofits, right here in our own community, worthy of your kind donations.

Animal Friends of the Valleys

What they do: Animal Friends of the Valleys promotes the humane care of animals by providing a wide range of services to the cities of Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Temecula, and Wildomar. These programs include animal adoptions and fostering, educational programs for the public, facilitating low cost vaccination clinics, and animal control services.

How you can contribute: You can donate directly through their website, as well as donating necessary pet products such as food and blankets to their facility.

Status: 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

Link: Animal Friends of the Valleys

Info: 33751 Mission Trail
Wildomar, CA 92595
Phone: (951) 471-8344

Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
3rd Sunday of each month, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children’s Corrective Surgery Society

What they do: Local doctors from around the Inland Empire started the Children’s Corrective Surgery Society to provide medical services for children whose families cannot afford treatment. These doctors donate their services and time to perform thousands of surgeries all over the globe each year.

How you can contribute: Donations are accepted through their website, via phone, and also mail.

Status: 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

Link: Children's Corrective Surgery Society

Phone: (800) 803-9190

Hospice of the Valleys

What they do: Hospice of the Valleys operates within Murrieta and Temecula to provide loving care and compassion to individuals coping with life-threatening illnesses. They also offer support and assistance to the families of those experiencing the terminal illness.

How you can contribute: The organization accepts donations in the form of checks, cash, credit cards, stock, or in-kind contributions and can be made in someone’s name or in honor there of. Donations can conveniently be made through their website.

Status: 501(C)(3) Non-Profit

Link: Hospice of the Valleys

Info: 25240 Hancock Ave., Suite 120

Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 200-7800

Menifee Valley Community Cupboard

What they do: Volunteers at the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard continually collect food donations throughout the year to give to those in need in the Menifee and surrounding area. Covered areas include zip codes; 92584, 92585, 92586 and the Quail Valley and Cottonwood Canyon portions of 92587.

How you can contribute: Non-perishable food items can be donated during business hours, or to designated marked bins at various locations throughout the community. Monetary donations are accepted during business hours and through their website.

Status: 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit


Info: 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd
Sun City, CA 92586
Phone: (951) 301-4414
Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Our Nicolas Foundation

What they do: The Nicholas Foundation strives to increase awareness of Autism and to help provide local financial support for education, therapies, research, and families affected by Autism. Through this they hope to help give each child with Autism the opportunity to thrive.

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