For the sixth year, a nonprofit group will benefit from the work — physically — of the Long Beach Community Foundation.

It has become a tradition for the LBCF to gather volunteers and spruce up one or more nonprofit facility for National Philanthropy Day, on Nov. 15 this year. The 2020 beneficiary is EDUCATE: Advancing Early Childhood Education & Literacy and the Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool, at 1480 Long Beach Blvd.

This weekend, Nov. 14 and 15, volunteers and LBCF stakeholders will create a mural on the street-facing wall of the preschool. The foundation is partnering with Muralism, another nonprofit, to complete the project.

The work will be done in a coronavirus-sensitive way, with the use of gloves, social distancing and staggered painting shifts to keep volunteers safe. To volunteer, email, and to donate to the mural costs, go to

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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