LBPOA HOLIDAY CHARITABLE DONATIONS
The LBPOA understands that this year has been a struggle for everyone but has been especially difficult for those less fortunate. For this year's holiday season, the LBPOA reached out citywide to offer support to people in our community who need it most.
Throughout the month of December, the LBPOA partnered with multiple nonprofits and community organizations to donate needed supplies and funds. We made an effort to give in each Council District, so that neighborhoods throughout the City felt some holiday cheer. Some of the community organizations we have helped so far include:
- Boys & Girls Club of LB - Sports Ball Drive benefiting youth in Long Beach
- Fairfield YMCA - Drive Thru Christmas Toy Giveaway
- Interval House - Support for families affected by domestic violence
- NAACP Long Beach - Holiday Toy Drive benefiting LBUSD students
- Pools of Hope - Food drive benefiting needy North Long Beach residents
- Shop With A Cop - Gift Cards for children and families selected for this event
- Su Casa - Support for families affected by domestic violence
The LBPOA is grateful to be able to continue the spirit of giving and make these donations on behalf of our Long Beach Police Officers. We hope our efforts brought some extra joy and support to the community we serve during this difficult time.
Back to School Blast 2019
On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the LBPOA was proud to support the 8th Council District "Back to School Blast" with a bbq for our kids up in North Long Beach.
The LBPOA was happy to be a part of the KaBOOM Project on Saturday, August 17, 2019, by cooking lunch for the many volunteers who worked so hard to improve the kids' playground area at Longfellow Elementary School.
4th of July BBQ
The LBPOA was honored to once again participate in the Los Cerritos Neighborhood 4th of July BBQ. LBPOA Board Members and volunteers cooked 1,750 hot dogs for the community. This parade and BBQ has been a cornerstone event of the neighborhood for decades and the LBPOA has proudly partnered with this community for over a decade.
Special Olympics 2019
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the LBPOA cooked dinner for the Special Olympics event held at California State University Long Beach. The LBPOA and volunteers cooked over 3,000 hot dogs and hamburgers for the participants. The LBPOA loves to support the athletes, their families, and the many volunteers who worked throughout the year to make this event a success.
Relay For Life 2019
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the LBPOA cooked dinner for all the participants of the Relay For Life of Greater Long Beach. The LBPD Team reached its goal of raising $10,000 to support the American Cancer Society's mission of cutting-edge research and patient services. This brings the LBPD collective total to over $100,000 in 10 consecutive years of participation in this event. Our Relay efforts are dedicated to all our LBPD members who have faced this battle and survived, those still in the battle, and those who live on in our hearts and memories.
VA Day at LBCC
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the LBPOA participated in the Veteran's Remembrance Walk at Long Beach City College. LBPOA Director and US Army veteran Manny Serenil attended the event and helped bbq lunch for the participants.
Youth Empowerment Safety Symposium (Y.E.S.S.)
Thank you to our officers, especially our Vice Detail, who were out supporting the Youth Empowerment Safety Symposium (Y.E.S.S.) event on Saturday, January 26, 2019. This event is to help stop human trafficking! Great job!
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) 5K
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, October 13, 2018, to support the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) 5K walk near Granada Beach. Special thanks to our SWAT officers who helped the LBPOA BBQ food for the participants.
Public Safety Fair at Long Beach City College
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the LBPOA was proud to support the Public Safety Fair at Long Beach City College. We always look forward to an opportunity to engage with the young adults in our community and encourage those wishing to seek a career in law enforcement.
Leadership Long Beach 2018
The LBPOA was proud to help support Leadership Long Beach on Friday, August 31, 2018. Present and future leaders of our City were present to celebrate their latest graduating class.
LBUSD Football BBQ
On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the LBPD Police Academy hosted the team captains and head coaches of nearly all the local Long Beach high school football teams. The POA was happy to bbq and serve these young men a great lunch to go with their training day. Very proud of our young community leaders!
Don Temple Family Celebration
On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the POA proudly supported the Don Temple family in their celebration of Don's life and philanthropy. The family has been a tremendous supporter of our Widows and Orphans Trust Fund. We are extremely grateful for their charity work in our City.