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.
Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) is hosting their 11th-annual Operation Easter Basket. The goal is to collect and distribute 2,000 baskets this year to economically-disadvantaged boys and girls — ages birth to 16.
Childhood sexual abuse survivor turned author, speaker, child advocate and activist Erin Merryn is the founder and president of Erin’s Law. On April 1, For The Child’s annual Circle of Friends breakfast features special guest speaker Erin Merryn, a childhood sexual abuse survivor turned author, speaker, child advocate and activist.
The ROCK Christian Fellowship wants to support women in the community with free gas — no strings attached. The ROCK Christian Fellowship of Long Beach will provide free gas to women. This free gas project is a way to encourage the women of the community.
Mike Jensen, 2011 Long Beach Plane Crash Survivor, to speak at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast. On Friday, April 3rd the YMCA of Greater Long Beach will host the 47th annual Good Friday Breakfast at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom from 7:15-9:00am.
GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company, the prominent Long Beach theatre company for southland youth, age 8-18, invites you to mosey on down to the Lakewood Country Club on Saturday, March 14, 2015 and attend their 4th Annual Fundraising Gala.
The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block.
Long Beach based Louisa Winter, volunteer for Blessed Generation Children’s Centers which supports and aids 3 orphanages in Kenya, is in the running to receive $10K from KIND Healthy Snacks, and she’s asking area residents for support.
Girl Scout, Elisabeth Figueroa-Santana, and the Hughes Middle School Green Team Eco-club will team up with Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) to host a Used-Clothing Drive at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue from 10am to 1pm.
Volunteers from UnitedHealth Group, and Sesame Street’s Elmo, a partner of UnitedHealthcare’s Food for Thought program, are pictured with a young patient at Project Sunshine Winter Party at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach (Photo courtesy of Project Sunshine).
EverythingLongBeach.com 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?