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.
10,000 POUNDS OF CLOTHING!
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re Back at Urban Hive Market!
If you popped by Urban Hive Market last month, we’re sorry we weren’t there to see your beautiful faces … but we are back today!
Urban Hive In The Past For CityHeART
In April and May this year, Feeding Long Beach @CityHeART held a booth at the Urban Hive Market, advocating and raising funds for our Sack Lunch Program. Simultaneously, we supported local businesses in Long Beach by selling donated goods and raffling off prizes. Some of the vendors who donated were also at Urban Hive! Thank you to all who came during those months and helped make a sack lunch for someone in need. 😊
What You Can Look Forward To At This Month’s Urban Hive
This time at Urban Hive, we’re switching a few things up. Food is back! Our raffle is still going strong, so don’t miss your chance to win one of our lovely prizes. We’ll also still be selling some locally donated food items — and coffee!! What will be different? Art activities, face painting, and CityHeART merch such as our HeARTastic T-shirts! Rather than raising funds for just Sack Lunch Tuesday, the proceeds this Friday will support the organization as a whole.
We look forward to seeing those beautiful faces tonight. See you there!
Well, we kicked off July with a HeARTist Showcase featuring child heARTists from all around Long Beach, which proved to be an eye-catching art show.
Pieces included paintings, drawings, and sculptures. It was a blast! Kiddos and adults alike popped in to see the masterpieces. Among those who submitted art were kids from Century Villages at Cabrillo and Urban Community Outreach, two organizations CityHeART works closely with every month. Not only was the art show a heARTastic opportunity for the kiddos to interact and present their art to the community, it was also a chance for HeARTsy to fundraise for our upcoming summer camp, which will take place throughout the month of August. Donations made in person at the event and online are going towards more creative expression, arts and crafts, and holistic takeaways.
We extend our greatest thanks to everyone who submitted artwork, attended the show, and/or donated to our program. Also, thank you, Hellada Gallery for continuing to provide a space for us to host our showcases. We appreciate all of you and your efforts to help us repare for summer camp. The art show was a blast! We hope to see you at future events!