Born and raised in Long Beach, Tito Rodriguez — often referred to as the city's "Hood Santa" — has been helping people around his neighborhood for as long as he can remember.
For the past 24 years, the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) has shared local lore in a unique way. Each October, the group has re-enacted meaningful moments in Historical Cemetery Tours.
The recent Long Beach Walk to End Alzheimer's raised more than $90,000 to pay for free, local dementia care, support, education, advocacy and research. The walk was one of a 14-city series sponsored by Alzheimer's Association California Southland Chapter.
Cindy Bender-Farber and Richard Farber have donated $100,000 to the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Institute at MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. The money will support care, research and support programs for more than 800 children affected by cancer each year.
Jewish Long Beach, an over-arching agency covering Long Beach and parts of Orange County, announced nearly $600,000 in grants to other organizations and programs.
The CRayProject — a nonprofit platform for black artists and performers — is hosting a community pop-up concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, via a Zoom conference.Called "When Art Happens," the series will consist of free community pop-up concerts every second Saturday of each month. Area a…
“Before entering Pathways, I had zero high school education. I was a product of physical, mental, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect… I was a hopeless, helpless wreck.”
All across Long Beach, nonprofit organizations have been pulling out all stops to excite donors for Long Beach Gives, which culminates today, Thursday, with 24 hours of giving.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will be celebrating the culture and wildlife of Central and South America at the Baja Splash Festival for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Long Beach Blues Society will feature more than 10 hours of free music for Long Beach Gives, a citywide fund-raising event, starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, on Facebook Live.
Long Beach's International Children's Peace Choir is back and inviting new choir members to apply. Prospective choir members should be 5 to 17 years and have an interest in singing and dancing.
Long Beach favorite The Elm Street Band will perform a concert on YouTube starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The event supports Partners of Parks. To participate, go to https://tinyurl.com/pop-concert.
Partners of Parks, the nonprofit that supports programs in the city's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, is sponsoring a free concert online on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Support the Back 2 School Backpack drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Bethany Clark Ave. The drive issponsred by the Long Beach Rescue Mission and Bethany Church. Donations of backpacks and school supplies are needed.
Long Beach Gives — a 24-hour, citywide effort to help nonprofits of every size, shape and purpose — is back for its second year, this time on Sept. 24.
This year's Sunset Sip, which raises money for The Guidance Center, will be a virtual event this Friday, Aug. 28. There will be live and silent auctions, a presentation from a former client and more. The Center provides mental health treatment to disadvantaged children and their families. Fo…
A capital campaign gathered $6.1 million in donations, allowing a property purchase and nearly two years of construction at the Assistance League of Long Beach's home.
One of the side effects of the coronavirus pandemic is the front porch concert, and the Camerata Singers will stage a concert at your house. They provide the musicians, set-up and tear down and marketing. They only release the address to people who RSVP. To have a concert at your house, send…
One of the side effects of the the pandemic is the front porch concert and the Camerata Singers will stage a concert at your house. They provide the musicians, set-up and tear down and marketing. They only release the address to people to RSVP. To have a concert at your house, send an ema…
Terri Henry, founder of Dine LBC — Long Beach Restaurant Week, has started a nonprofit to help local chefs and their restaurants survive the coronavirus pandemic.
The musical group Kontrapunktus will be working with the Long Beach Unified School District to present a series of classes in the fall to provide classical instrumental introductory lesson to students ages 11-14. They need financial contributions to make this possible, as well as presenting …
Distribution of food to those in need has become a common activity during this coronavirus pandemic — but that means food needs to be collected first.
Aspiring playwrights have the opportunity to have their plays read by industry producers, writers, directors and more in a new contest.
Long Beach is known for its wide, open stretches of sand, good wind, and gentle waves. These conditions combine to make the area ideal for kite surfing.
Long Beach's Ninth District City Councilman Rex Richardson was awarded the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) 2020 Smith-Weiss Environmental Champion Award yesterday, July 29.
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.
A small group of Long Beach area churches — and one angel of a foundation — are ready to give nearly $250,000 to more than 30 smaller, struggling churches to help their congregations.
While schools in Long Beach prepare for the 2020-21 school year, private preschools in the area have been open for weeks with altered schedules and adjusted rules to account for keep students safe during COVID-19.
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."
Long Beach City College announced last week that its Winter Intersession — happening Jan. 4 through Feb. 6 — will consist of online classes only.
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…
In 2019, three Long Beach nonprofits — Meals on Wheels, U.S.VETS and Jewish Family Services of Long Beach and West Orange County — banded together to create the Long Beach Trifecta 5K/10K walks-runs.
Long Beach public libraries are closed now, but a new collection and related programs centering on race, equity and justice may be available once the libraries reopen.
"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…