Long Beach charity
Michael Barber started out washing dishes at The Park Pantry at age 15. Throughout his career as cook, manager, bartender, and then as restaurateur at several food service establishments, he has stayed close to the community of Long Beach.
On August 16-17, Rotaract Long Beach hosted the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising.
If a friend of yours has limited vision, let him or her know that the Low Vision Center at St. Mary Medical Center will host topical lectures in September and provide access to free specialized telephones.
The Low Vision Center provides free services to the Southern California community and helps children and adults enhance their vision to its fullest potential.
Rotaract Long Beach will be hosting a free, public sand sculpture building workshop for the public at Granada Beach in Belmont Shore on Saturday, July 19th from 10:00am-2:00 pm. The workshop will be part of the Love Long Beach Festival hosted by Alfredo’s Beach Shack.
This Mother’s Day, local non-profit The Heart of Ida will be delivering gift baskets, companionship, and joy to a percentage of Long Beach’s homebound senior citizens, many of whom are isolated and lonely – and they need your help!
St. Mary Medical Center will provide free health screenings and lectures on campus at the annual Body and Soul event today, Feb. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event in the Health Enhancement Center at St.
Students at Jane Addams Elementary School and David Starr Jordan High School, in conjunction with St. Mary Medical Center, will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday and running through Friday.
The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold a holiday mixer, its final quarterly forum for 2013, at The Federal Bar, 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, on Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the new speakeasy vault event space located at the lower level of the restaurant.
Five years ago local music news outlet Long Beach Independent noticed that there were many promoters, bookers, and venues holding “charity shows” that benefited various local organizations around the holidays. They leverage the fact that it is a charity show and get all the bands to play for free and everyone involved to donate their time, with the promise that all donations collected will go to their charity of choice.
The Committee of 300 will hold its annual Charity Fundraising /Christmas Holiday Party on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Gladstone’s Restaurant, 330 South Pine Ave. in downtown Long Beach from 6:00pm until 9:00pm This event is not only a chance for our volunteers & supporters to get together for a celebratory evening, but an opportunity to support our Long Beach Charity for the year.