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.

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.

Christian Outreach in Action to Host “Waves of Change – 2014” Fundraiser


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!

Attend Open House and See How to Become a Rancho Volunteer


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.

Spotlight on Springs of Hope Grief-Care Center

springs-of-hope1 recently spoke with Larry & Juanita S. Matthews, Co-Founders of Springs of Hope Grief-Care Center, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

Sponsor The 82 Annual Great Sand Challenge

Sand Sculpture

Castle by the Sea, photo by The Trial. Rotaract Long Beach is seeking sponsors for the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring professional and amateur sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and more. 

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