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.
Volunteerism and civic engagement is an ingrained part of Long Beach’s culture. To continue encouraging and promoting volunteerism in Long Beach, the City has launched a citywide volunteer campaign, “Long Beach Serves,” with volunteer activities starting on October 1, and culminating with the October 22, 2016 “National Make a Difference Day.” “Of all the things that make Long Beach such a great city, the most important is our people,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
New Hope Grief Support Community will be holding its 6th Annual Golf Tournament Fore Hope on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Recreation Park Golf Course 18 in Long Beach. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1pm followed by a happy hour, awards dinner, raffle and auction.
The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF), in partnership with Precious Lamb Preschool will transform an existing office/storage space at the site into a critically needed private consultation room and provide numerous upgrades to the current outdoor play area.
Local stars were out…in full costume, walking the red carpet, being interviewed and photographed with some even receiving the coveted Fillmore Awards (named for our founder Fillmore Condit) at the Hyatt Regency on May 20, 2016.
5000 Pies is a social enterprise of Fountain of Life Covenant Church located in West Long Beach located at 2064 Santa Fe Ave. This faith based social-minded business opened its doors in September 2014 with a mission to transform the lives of young adults in West Long Beach through employment, culinary training and mentorship.
Councilwoman Suzie Price is partnering with Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team to bring the 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck to Long Beach on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Touch-A-Truck is a free, family event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types and to meet the people who protect and serve the community.
EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Hali Wolf, Founder / president of His little feet Inc, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has His little feet Inc been around?
7th Street Bridge crosses the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. Photo by Stacey Z. Long Beach has a special relationship with the LA River, as the mouth of the river and its last 10 miles are within the city’s boundaries. William Preston Bowling, Special Projects Manager with the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR), has spent over a decade working to bring attention to the river, which to many is little more than a concrete-lined flood control channel.
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Heritage Long Beach Heritage offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and restoration/preservation of one of Long Beach’s greatest historic homes and gardens on Sunday April 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm.
Dr. Gretchen Swanson, Fall Prevention Advisor to The Heart of Ida will speak on “Falls are Personal” at the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.