Meals on Wheels is staging a virtual version of its annual 5K/10K during the month of July. The fundraiser ends this Friday. All the money raised supports its home-delivered meal program for homebound seniors, veterans and the disabled. To participate, go to www.mowlb.org.

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Mary White, founder of Long Beach nonprofit Gems Uncovered, has a single message that she wants people to know: human trafficking is real and it happens in Long Beach.

"People don't want to accept that this happens in the United States, but it does every single day," White said. "It happens close to home — it's not just a third world problem — and it even happens in Long Beach."

Support the Freedom Writers Foundation during a Zoom event, "Toast for a Challenge," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. The foundation's mission is to provide educators with tools to empower all students to succeed. The Freedom Writers group, which was created by Long Beach teacher Erin Gruwell, …

The Long Beach Blues Society has received at $50,000 grant from the RuMBa Foundation's emergency found, which is supporting arts organizations during the pandemic. The money will be used to allow development of a comprehensive online music curriculum for the Long Beach Unified School distric…

The "Long Beach Challenge-Feeding Our Community," an online auction project to provide food to people in need during the coronavirus, runs through July 15. So far, they have raised $5,500 in donations and 45 auction items are still up for bid. Items up for auction include rounds of golf, a H…

"36 Hours of Jewish Long Beach" raised more than $95,000 which qualified for a match grant of $50,000, bringing the total to just more than $145,000. Jewish Long Beach works to preserve Jewish life and provide assistance to people in-need and at-risk.

Operation Jump Start (OJS) is honoring more than 30 low-resourced, first-generation students at the nonprofit's 25th annual Scholars’ Day Celebration, happening at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 26, over Zoom conference accessible at scholars.ojslb.org. Each student has graduated high school and will…

Since the pandemic started, San Pedro Fish Markets (including the one in Long Beach) have donated more than 4,000 meals to front line healthcare responders in Long Beach and the rest of the Southland. Local recipients include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

On May 29, a long-term community effort came to fruition as the Assisteens Auxiliary of Assistance League® of Long Beach distributed nearly 2,000 meal packets at Washington Middle School. The food was given to LBUSD students who receive to-go meal bags through the district's free meal servic…

During 2019-20, Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation made donations to a number of local groups including CSLUB Student Emergency Fund, the LBCC Emergency Fund, the Long Beach Community Foundation Coronavirius Relief Fund, the Salvation Army, Long Beach Citadel COVID-19 Response and six a…

Community Action Team's (CAT) founder, Justin Rudd, celebrated another trip around the sun on June 6. Instead of asking for birthday gifts, he's using his nonprofit platform to ask friends, family and the people of Long Beach to consider a donation benefiting Christian Outreach in Action (COA).

Takeout or dine-in at Polly's Pies in Los Alamitos, from 3 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 15, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the spcaLA, which serves animal welfare throughout Southern California. You'll need a flyer which is available at spcaLA.com.  This Polly's Pies is at 3464 Katella Ave.

The "Long Beach Challenge-Feeding Our Community," an auction project to provide food to people in need during the coronavirus, runs through July 15. Items include rounds of golf, a Hollywood behind-the-scenes tours, MLB tickets and more. Money goes to Meals on Wheels and The Long Beach Educa…

Like many organizations, Steel Magnolias has "paused" its annual fund-raising event and replaced it with "Dine Local & Do Good." They'll be giving away packages of gift cards from participating restaurants worth up to $750. Money raised goes to the Stramski Center, which treats special n…

SCAN Health Plan has made a donation to help the Salvation Army distribute food to seniors. The money will support distribution of weekly food boxes to 200 older adults with more than 125 recipients here in Long Beach. Each box will provide five to six meals a week to older adults.

If you want to help people who are struggling due to the coronavirus, the Salvation Army is accepting non-monetary donations like canned food, vegetables, beans, pasta, cereal, small oatmeal packages and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in front of the food bank at 3092 Long Beach Blvd.

If you want to help people who are struggling due to the virus, the Salvation Army is accepting non-monetary donations like canned food, vegetables, beans, pasta, cereal, small oatmeal packages and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in front of the food bank at 3092 Long Beach Blvd.

A project that began a month ago came to fruition Tuesday, May 5, when a group of Long Beach Rotarians delivered 3,722 face shields to the Association of Healthcare Facilities and three local groups.

Food Finders is trying to raise $30,000 by the end of April to celebrate its 31st birthday. So far, they've raised more than $25,000. To help them with their work distributing food to nonprofit food pantries and shelters, go to www.foodfinders.org.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation's annual Grape Expectations party has been cancelled. In its place, they are offering a virtual Grape Expectations Stay Home and Read edition starting today, April 23, through April 30. They suggest finding a cozy spot at home, dress as you like and h…

Able ARTS Work primarily serves adults with developmental disabilities — people used to one-on-one learning experiences who value social interaction more than many.

Wrap The Kids, which provides help and hygiene for the homeless, is one of the nonprofits feeling the drop-off in donations and could use some help. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 297 Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

Wrap The Kids, which provides help and hygiene for the homeless, is one of the nonprofits feeling the drop-off in donations and could use some help. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 297 Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805.

The American Red Cross had a goal of 30,000 supporters during Giving Day (Wednesday, March 25). It's not too late to support their good work. Go to www.redcross.org.

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