The annual Food Finders "Summer to End Hunger" food drive is underway now through Aug. 31. Donations can be dropped off at Food Finders, 3744 N. Industry Ave., #401. Volunteers also can obtain a storage bin to support the drive. Call 562-283-1400, ext. 101 or go to www.foodfinders.org.
The Salvation Army of Long Beach golf tournament gets underway with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Lakewood Country Club, 3101 E. Carson St. Entry is $250 and includes lunch, dinner, and more. Go to www.longbeach.salvationarmy.org.
The Storm the Beach 5K/10K to support local veterans steps off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday June 15, at Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way. On-site registration opens at 7 a.m. and awards and concert follow the run. Entry is $30 in advance and $40 after May 31. Go to http://bit.ly/usvetsstormthebeach.
The Heart to Heart Gala, which raises money for The Volunteer Center, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Crafted, 112 E. 22nd St., in San Pedro. The Volunteer Center helps the community with programs like Operation Teddy Bear, Food for Kids and more. Tickets are $125. Go to www.volcenter.org/galacelebration.
The Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts its annual fund-raising dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at 702 W. Anaheim St. There's also an open house at the Mission from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at 1430 Pacific Ave. Tickets to the dinner are $100. Go to www.lbrm.org and click on events.
The ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer Run/Walk gets underway with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way. There are runs of various lengths and entry fees start at $15. There also will be an educational area and free PSA screens (blood test). For more information, go to www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/LA.
Dine on Pine, a progressive dinner that raises money for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach scholarships and support services, begins at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 24. Tickets are $130. Go to www.cclb-corps.org.
Long Beach Playhouse presents "The Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour," written by the Gazette's own Harry Saltzgaver, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Keesal, Young & Logan, 400 Ocean Gate. Tickets are $75 each or two for $125 with discounts for members. Call 562-494-1014, ext. 503 or go to wwwLBPlayhouse.org.
Power 4 Youth presents its annual Night of the Stars Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr. Power 4 Youth helps at-risk students with volunteer mentors. Tickets are $40 for guests; mentors and students are free. Call 562-386-2428 or email email@example.com.
"Water Changes Everything" an exhibit at the Historical Society of Long Beach opens on July 19 and the society is looking for sponsors and new members to help fund the project. Call 562-424-2250 or go to www.hslb.org.
Precious Life Shelter, which helps homeless pregnant women, is seeking donations and volunteers for its thrift shop. Call 562-431-5025 or end an email to Tammy@PreciousLifeShelter.org.
Fisher House Southern California, which supports houses in Southern California including Long Beach, is seeking donations of gift cards, food and other items. Fisher Houses provide accommodations for families so they may be near a loved one receiving medical care at VA facilities. Visit www.fisherhouseocal.org.
Operation Jump Start, which helps first generation students get in and graduate from four-year colleges, is looking for mentors to work with students. Visit www.operationjumpstart.org.
Long Beach Heritage is looking for volunteers. The organization promotes knowledge and preservation of the architecture and culture heritage of Long Beach. For more information, call 562-493-7019 or visit www.lbheritage.org.
Rebuilding Together Long Beach is looking for financial donations to help it repair homes for those who cannot afford it. To donate, visit www.rebuildingtogetherlongbeach.org.
The Guild of Musical Theatre West is looking for volunteers to help with the shows. Jobs included ushering, selling gift booth items, assisting with costumes and fundraisers and more. It's a few hours a month. Call 310-325-6023 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Historical Society of Long Beach by becoming a member of the Crest Circle, which is comprised of individuals and family foundations. The Crest Circle recognizes the historical significance of the Crest Theatre building, which was located near the Historical Society's current home in Bixby Knolls. Visit www.hslb.org.
Goodwill is offering to partner with schools to conduct fund-raising donation drives. Goodwill provides attendants and donation bins and the schools get $50 per bin filled with gently used items. Call 562-435-3411, ext. 268 or send an email to CashForSchools@GoodwillSOLAC.org.
Volunteer Action for Aging, a group that assists area seniors, is looking for new “Friendly Visitor” volunteers. Call 562-637-7175 or send an email to email@example.com.
The ASK Foundation is collecting school uniforms and supplies as well as cash donations for education and scholarship programs. Visit www.asklongbeach.org.
The Heart of Ida is looking for male or female volunteers who can help seniors stay safe with small repairs and installation of things like smoke alarms and grab bars. Volunteers should have their own tools and be able to contribute 4-8 hours a month. Call 562-570-3548 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Long Beach Blues Society, which stages the New Blues Festival in September and also sponsors community activities including Blues in the Schools, workshops and assemblies for students, Blues for Vets Concerts and more, is looking for members and donations to help support its activities. Visit www.longbeachbluessociety.org.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, which helps provide safe after-school care for children, could use your help. Eighty-three percent of club kids live in poverty so community support is extremely important. Visit www.bgclublb.org.