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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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The Long Beach Rescue Mission is accepting Easter donations to help the homeless and the hungry. Go to www.lbrm.org.

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It started as an idea to to introduce little-known Long Beach artists to their community, and last week, Loiter Galleries located at The Streets downtown secured its spot as a nonprofit 501c3.

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Every year, a committee gathers to choose one or two members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community to have their name added to the Equality Plaza Memorial Wall at Harvey Milk Park in downtown Long Beach.

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“The wait before surgery is a traumatic time for children and their parents,” said Rita Goshert director of the Child Life Department at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. “Anxiety levels are very high.”

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An event to raise money to help fight the Australian fires runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Hawk Bar, 468 W. Anaheim St. The event is sponsored by the Hawk, Women Who Whiskey-LBS and Starward Whiskey company. Money raised goes to the Australian Branch of the World Wildlife Fun…

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In just nine months, one organization has saved hundreds of Long Beach lives. Between April 2019 and December 2019, the volunteers at the Little Paws Project Nursery kept 434 kittens from euthanization, according to the organization founders.

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His Little Feet presents its "Heart N Sole" gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. The evening includes dining, a shoe fashion show, a silent auction and more. Money raised goes to His Little Feet, which helps the underprivileged families p…

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This year's California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) "Under One Sky" Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast will feature Richie Reseda and Taina Vargas-Edmond at 7:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 6), at the Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Vargas-Edmond and Reseda will spe…

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The Long Beach NAACP and Johnny Rebs, 4663 Long Beach Blvd., have joined forces for this quarter's Shell Out For Charity Program. Visit Johnny Rebs and put a donation in the Shell Out for Charity Jar. Money collected goes to NAACP Youth Programs in Long Beach, which help all underserved popu…

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A Shabu Shabu class and meal, to raise money to send packets to soldiers stationed overseas in time for Valentine's Day, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Long Beach Coffee & Tea, 480 Pine Ave.  For details, call 562-619-8299 or go to www.longbeachcoffeeandtea.com

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His Little Feet presents its "Heart N Sole" gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. The evening includes dining, a shoe fashion shoe, a silent auction and more. Money raised goes to His Little Feet, which helps the underprivileged. Tickets a…

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LBS Financial Credit Union employees donated more than 200 toys to the Guidance Center as part of their annual holiday breakfast.

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LBS Financial Credit Union employees donated more than 200 toys to the Guidance Center as part of their annual holiday breakfast.

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The Christmas season is about family and friends, but it's also a time to help others. Here some ways to reach out to others in the spirit of the season.

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Food Finders have started their annual food drive and will accept donations between now and Dec. 31. Contributions may be in the form of time, money or canned food. For a complete list of locations, go to www.foodfinders.org.

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It took two large donations from members of the same family, but the Grunion Gift Card Drive to benefit victims of domestic violence topped the $20,000 mark this week.

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For a person who loves dogs so much — he was the guiding force behind starting the largest dog beach in Los Angeles County right here in Long Beach — you would think Justin Rudd had dogs as pets growing up in Ozark, Alabama.

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"It's a Drag," which features "notable community members" and raises money for a variety of community organizations, begins with cocktails at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Tickets are $15 and VIP tables are available. Go to www…