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Get food to-go from Panda Express on Friday, Jan. 29,  and 20% of sales will be donated to spcaLA. There's a digital flyer available at, and use this code, 320624, when ordering online. Long Beach Panda Express outlets are at 1994 Ximeno Ave. at the Traffic Circle, 501 Long Beach Blvd., and 5945 E. Spring St.

This year's Soroptimists of Long Beach Munch and a Movie will be a virtual event on Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $75 and the group will deliver a lunch provided by Berg Catering and a DVD of your choice from the following movies: "All of Me," "L.A. Story," "Bringing Down the House" or "Honey I Shrunk the Kids." Tickets are on sale through Jan. 20. Call 562-596-6859 or visit

The Long Beach Police Foundation reports on its 2020 activities. They supplied more than 10,000 masks, hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer and sponsored hotel stays to quarantine 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

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

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

Precious Life Shelter, which helps homeless pregnant women, is seeking donations and volunteers for its thrift shop. Call 562-431-5025 or email

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

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

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

Rebuilding Together Long Beach is looking for financial donations to help it repair homes for those who cannot afford it. To donate, visit

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

The ASK Foundation is collecting school uniforms and supplies as well as cash donations for education and scholarship programs. Visit

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

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


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