With her new nonprofit, Brandi Brown-Shock is trying to catch kids and young adults before they fall into chronic homelessness.
Ivy McLean, 16, underwent heart transplant surgery last week. Her friend Anika Stewart, 16, and others, have surrounded her with love and worked to raise money for the procedure at UCLA.
“There’s so many obstacles that come with being homeless and experiencing trauma at such a young age,” Precious Lamb developmental director Alexandra Gray said.
David and Veena Law hoped to raise $25,000 by Friday, June 11—Violet’s birthday. They’ve more than tripled that amount, with donations coming from colleagues, coworkers, long-ago fraternity brothers and strangers.
Ricardo Guerrero’s family is trying to raise money to bury him after he was stabbed to death near a homeless encampment last month.
“I decided to do a pop-up because I need to cook my way out of this depression,” the chef who organized the event said.
In between college classes at Long Beach City College and his job at Hertz Rent-A-Car, Martinez would drive around the neighborhood, offering to local residents’ wash cars.
The Filipino Migrant Center will be celebrating with a virtual gala and fundraiser via Zoom on Saturday. It’s open to the public with tickets costing a sliding scale of $25-$75.
Some of Long Beach’s most glamorous performers will put on a bow-wow of a benefit for their besties at Hamburger Mary’s Downtown on the evening of Aug. 24.
The fundraiser will take place 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Hawk, 468 W. Anaheim St.