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Woo Hoo! We had an amazing week!

The Excitement @ CityHeART

We’re overjoyed that people came out and swapped their socks off. The donations from the CityHeART Swap along with big news for the Walking Closet have us jumping for joy! We are thrilled to share some of that excitement with you.

The Swap Was A Whopping Success!

Thank you to everyone who took time out last Saturday to join us in Bixby Park with some clothing, toys, and produce. We were left with bags upon bags of adult and children’s clothing to donate to local organizations. Among the donated toys were baby dolls, mini monster trucks, and costume supplies. Not only tomatoes and other vegetables, but also several suculents were donated to the produce table. We were surprised by how much we had to give when it was all over, and that’s a great thing! We enjoyed talking to you as you dropped things off and perused, and we look forward to holding similar events in the future.


What’s Up With the Walking Closet? GREAT NEWS!

Recently, CityHeART had the honor of being selected by La Bomba Vintage Clothing for a HUGE clothing giveaway.


We couldn’t believe it ourselves until we started packing everything up on Sunday night.

We wrapped up the week by delivering all the bags of clothing to Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC), where we will sort through them and distribute to residents via a clothing closet.  The closet, which will have clothes for all ages and occasions, will be a helpful addition to our efforts at CVC. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the generous gift from La Bomba and all of the many volunteers who helped us pack and move Mt. Clothing Pile. We are extremely grateful for everything that’s happening and can’t wait to update you on what’s next.



Thank you for taking the time to join us in our excitement. If you want to get involved with events like the swap or help in our efforts with the Walking Closet, feel free to email:


This weekend:


Join us at Urban Community Outreach at First Congregational Church on Sunday, where we will be doing arts and crafts with the kiddos and handing out clothing via the #WalkingCloset. [Sunday, 8/27/17, 12-3 p.m.]

Interested in volunteering? email



A Big Thank You <3

Psssst!! You … the one reading this message… you’re a huge reason why we are where we are and why we love what we do. Without support from people like you, and the people who donate their time, their funds, their gently used items … we couldn’t “wholeheartedly love our city and tell its stories.”

Thank you to all our volunteers and supporters that continue to help us make a difference in the LB community. ❤

Feeding Long Beach Sack Lunch Tuesday


Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

Our helping hands are irreplaceable. Coming out and giving us a few hours of your time during Feeding Long Beach’s weekly Sack Lunch Tuesday, Connect!’s Walking Closet events or mental health workshops, HeARTsy’s community events for the kiddos, or Harvest Partners LB’s weekly harvests makes it so that we can accomplish and contribute more to our mission. Your time is a donation that is priceless, and we are very grateful for it. We hope to continue feeling the glow of your big HeARTs in your service.

Harvest Partners Volunteer Thanks Victory Garden


Thank You to Our Awesome Contributors!

Those who have donated to us either financially, through partnerships, or with clothing, food, and art supplies have blown our minds! You are a big reason why our programs keep going strong. Your continued support means the world to us. Our volunteer-based, fast-growing organization is so grateful for any form of donation we receive. Our hope is to continue partnering with you in the months and years to come. ❤

Connect Walking Closet Donation Thanks



Our Upcoming Volunteer and Donation Opportunity

We are extremely excited for our upcoming CityHeART Swap this Saturday. It is an opportunity for members of the Long Beach community to come and donate or swap their gently loved clothes, shoes, toys, and school supplies. If you have produce or other food items to donate, you can bring that as well. Donations will go to support the local organizations with whom we partner. There will also be face painting! We need some volunteers to help make it all happen. If you can’t volunteer, then we hope to see you drop by to Swap Your HeART Out!

Harvest Partners Call for Swap Volunteers


In the Community:

This month at CityHeART

Do you have any plans for August? Here at CityHeART, we have events popping up all over the place, and we hope some of them spark an interest!

HeARTsy’s HeARTastic Events for Kids

HeARTsy kicked off August with a Summer Workshop Series that is continuing throughout the month. Kids who attend the workshops will participate in a holistic art experience that touches on topics such as self-love and self-care.


We’ll also be at First Fridays at Bixby Knolls tonight, doing an interactive art activity to promote our program. On August 17, HeARTsy will offer its monthly art workshop at Century Villages at Cabrillo, providing an immersive art experience for children living in affordable housing. We’re very excited to interact with some growing child HeARTists!

Harvest Partners and Feeding Long Beach: Growing and Feeding Locally

CityHeART is keeping it consistent with weekly harvests from Harvest Partners LB and weekly sack lunch Tuesdays from Feeding Long Beach. Both programs keep working hard to provide local produce and healthy snacks to those in need in the community.  We’re always in need of volunteers for weekly harvests and sack lunch Tuesdays. If you’re interested, you can sign up on the main website. Harvest Parters LB also made an appearance at the first annual Tomato Fest!

The CityHeART Swap by Connect!

We hope you’re ready to swap your heart out at CityHeART’s upcoming clothing, toy, and produce swap! At Bixby Park, we’ll have an area set up with different tables where you can pop in and trade or donate your slightly loved clothing and toys. If you grow your own produce, there will be an area to swap that as well! This project, headed by Connect!, is something that brings all of our programs together. We hope to see you there!

CityHeART At the Urban Hive Market

Our booth at July’s Urban Hive Market was a grand success, and it’s all because of you! We met so many new and returning people. All your donations came out to more than a whopping $400! Thank you so much for helping us fundraise for our organization. We look forward to seeing you again next time we are there!

We hope with all of our upcoming events that you have a fun-packed and exciting August.