Now Reading: Long Beach Non-Profits
Nonprofit organizations tell a lot about a community. What does a city care about? You can often tell by the nonprofit groups that they support. It’s obvious that Long Beach cares because there is a strong network of nonprofits serving the local community with the help of committed volunteers.
Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) led a team of 15 volunteers to make a difference in the lives of Long Beach youth as part of National Philanthropy Day in November. Volunteers from the community transformed the entryway of a local daycare by constructing a 50 foot mural where a chain link fence once stood.
After filling food needs for 102 families for Thanksgiving with a total of 498 children and adults, For The Child now focuses on Toys for the holidays. “We have over 300 children who will otherwise not experience a visit from Santa this season,” explained Denise Dahlhausen, For The Child’s development director.
The “One Day Christmas Store – Shopping with Dignity” by Better Balance for Long Beach (BBLB) is gearing up for its 8th year of helping families who need help with their Christmas presents. The event provides a dignified, free shopping experience each year for hundreds of families who would not, otherwise, have gifts for Christmas.
Charles Owens will perform Community Hospital Foundation’s Dinner. The Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) Foundation invites you to an evening of fun, history, incredible live entertainment and as look into the future as we celebrate the 90th birthday of CHLB.
Do you have a desire to help children and their families at a time of great vulnerability and confusion for them? For The Child, a child abuse prevention and intervention agency is seeking volunteers for one of its most important services: its Child Abuse Response Team (CART).
Local residents and community members will be able to enjoy an afternoon of mini-golf, food and prizes to raise funds for POWER 4 Youth’s mentoring program at its 4th Annual Mini-Golf Tournament on Monday, September 29 at Boomers in Fountain Valley.
Christian Outreach in Action (COA) is pleased to announce the date of our 13th annual fundraiser. Please join us on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm for “Waves of Change – 2014”. This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Long Beach Marriott and features a hosted wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, with a silent auction, followed by music, dinner and a live auction.
Annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament Benefiting Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, Sept. 12
Calling all wordsmiths and Scrabble enthusiasts between the ages of 13 and 90+! The 6th annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament is about to take place! Don’t miss a ‘fantabulous’ evening of 50’s musical entertainment, tasty burgers & shakes, a silent auction, an opportunity drawing, and a friendly Scrabble competition!
On Saturday, September 6, at 10 AM, the Rancho is hosting a Volunteer Open House to introduce prospective volunteers to the many available service opportunities. With free training, volunteers can serve as tour docents, work with the staff horticulturist in the gardens, help to categorize and preserve precious antiquities under the supervision of the historic curator, or assist with the museum shop.
Mayor Garcia, Councilman Andrews and Others Give Students 1,200 Backpacks Loaded With School Supplies
Mayor Robert Garcia and Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the local nonprofits What’s Next Now.Org and New Life Beginnings, gave away 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies at the 6th District Back to School Fair, this past Saturday, August 9th, at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.