Director’s Blog

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Apr

Sunday April 21, 2019

Thank you to volunteer Katie Philipson for bringing Easter cheer and treats to the children who attended Beacon’s Sunday school activities yesterday.  Much gratitude to our team of volunteers, including Board […]

14
Apr

Sunday April 14, 2019

Today culminated another busy week.  We served 113 guests at Beacon, of which 14 were new.  About 20 volunteers helped cook at the Congregational Church kitchen and another 30 helped transport and […]

07
Apr

Sunday April 7, 2019

“The village” was called upon to help us.  During the week, our pantry was replenished with much needed cereal, peanut butter and jelly from members of California Heights United Methodist Church.  Yesterday, […]

31
Mar

Sunday March 31, 2019

Thank you to the 5th Annual Belmont Heights Make a Difference Day for providing volunteers from Temple Israel and the Grey Panthers on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  We also had students from […]

24
Mar

Sunday March 24, 2019

This week we used Long Beach Community Foundation’s donation to provide rent assistance to a woman and a single father and his two young children.  Both parties had received formal […]

17
Mar

Sunday March 17, 2019

We hosted 166 guests (including 10 new ones) at our busy community center on a very sunny St. Patrick’s Day.  Chef Melody and her team of 55 volunteers made baked chicken, […]

10
Mar

Sunday March 10, 2019

We hosted 178 guests (including 14 new ones) at our busy community center yesterday.  Chef Melody and her team of over 50 volunteers made hearty chicken soup, vegetables, salads and sweets.  We […]

03
Mar

Sunday March 3, 2019

We had 121 guests (including 4 new ones) at our relatively calm community center.  This dip in our guest count is typical of what happens on the first Sunday of the […]

24
Feb

Sunday February 24, 2019

On a bright, sunny afternoon, we had over 50 volunteers helping yesterday with our 226 guests (including 31 new ones) at our bustling community center.  With guidance from chef Melody, our […]

17
Feb

Sunday February 17 2019

Just as we welcomed our guests, rain greeted us again yesterday.  Our 207 guests (including 22 new ones) were relieved to be able to spend the wet, brisk afternoon indoors.  Our staff […]

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