Registration is now open for the first of the Long Beach Trifecta charitable events. It's a collection of three virtual race events to benefit JFCS of Long Beach & West Orange County, U.S.VETS-Long Beach and Meals on Wheels-Long Beach. The first event is May 1-31. For more information go to http://lbtrifecta.org.
WomenShelter of Long Beach will present its annual gala as a virtual event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. Details are still being finalized but plans include a silent auction starting March 15. Go to www.WSLB.org.
The Long Beach Police Foundation has issued its 2020 report. They supplied more than 10,000 masks, hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer and sponsored hotel stays to quarantined officers exposed to the virus. They participated in the Long Beach Gives campaign, raising more than $7,500 for the community and operated a virus-safe version of their Shop with a Cop event.
The Long Beach Community Improvement League, which creates quality public service programs for all aspects of life in Long Beach, is requesting donations to help in its work. Go to www.lbcil.org.
To help people who are struggling due to the coronavirus, the Salvation Army is accepting non-monetary donations including 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.
The Heart of Ida will provide a free, twice weekly message from "a warm and friendly person" for seniors, their families and caregivers. Sign up by calling 562-570-3548 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Goals For Life is accepting donations for its work in helping young boys and girls become men and women. The group is made up exclusively of former NFL players. To donate, go to goalsforlife.net/donate.
Precious Life Shelter, which helps homeless pregnant women, is seeking donations and volunteers for its thrift shop. Call 562-431-5025 or email 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.
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.
Boys & 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.