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.

Spotlight on Power 4 Youth

power-4-youth recently spoke with Val Parker, Executive Director of Power 4 Youth, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has Power 4 Youth been around?

Spotlight on Committee of 300

committee-of-300 recently spoke with Dianne McNinch, Speakers Bureau Chair of Committee of 300, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

Rancho Los Cerritos Seeks Docents to Share Local History


Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is seeking volunteers to help sustain, preserve and share the precious historic and cultural landmark. The property, home to a 171 year old two story Monterey-style adobe, is maintained by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, a not-for-profit entity that relies significantly upon volunteers to connect the site with the community, and with visitors from around the world. 

Volunteers to Revitalize Urban Garden During National Day of Service


Photo from the Growing Experience Facebook page. On Monday, January 19, several Long Beach community and city organizations are joining together for a community service project at a North Long Beach urban farm to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off” in honor of the MLK National Day of Service.

Long Beach Community Foundation Gets a New Entryway During on National Philanthropy Day Project


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.

Holiday Toy Drive Needs More Than 300 Toys for Delivery Dec 13-14


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.

Better Balance for LB Needs Donations to Fund Annual Christmas Store


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.

Community Hospital Long Beach Celebrates 90 Years

Charles Owens will perform Community Hospital Foundation's Spirit Dinner.

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.

For The Child in Need of Volunteers For Child Abuse Response Team


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).

Mini-Golf Tournament Aims to Raise Money With Youthful Spirit

Power 4 Youth Mini Golf Tournament

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.

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