G4G OC/ Long Beach + Urban Community Outreach | February 26, 2023

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  • G4G OC/ Long Beach + Urban Community Outreach - Shift 1
     February 26, 2023
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • G4G OC/ Long Beach + Urban Community Outreach - Shift 2
     February 26, 2023
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

G4G OC/Long Beach is volunteering with Urban Community Outreach

Join Gay for Good OC/Long Beach to volunteer with Urban Community Outreach in Downtown Long Beach. The Urban Community Outreach provides food and services to those in need. There are two shifts available. Shift 1 volunteers will be providing meal prep. Shift 2 volunteers will be serving the meals and cleaning up after service has been completed. Hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, February 26th


Shift 1: 9:00am – 1:00pm (meal-prep)

Shift 2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (serving & clean-up)

Location: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Parking: Street parking and parking garages are available nearby. Generally speaking, parking meters near the area are free on Sunday, but please check each individual area, the parking meters are enforced on some major streets like Pacific and Pine Avenues.

Age Restrictions: 14+ must be accompanied by an adult

Project Leads: Tiffany (she/they)

Additional Info: Entry is through the steel mesh doors on Cedar Avenue. Once you are in the courtyard, enter the dining hall on the left. No open-toed shoes. Volunteers with long hair must have their hair pulled back.

Covid Protocols: To protect the safety of our clients, all volunteers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and all volunteers must wear a facemask properly, covering both the mouth and nose.


Bonus Donation Opportunity: If you would like to help support the Urban Community Outreach program by providing a donation, this is a list of specific items they need:

Personal Care Items: brushes/combs, hand wipes/alcohol swabs, men’s and women’s hygiene products, band aids, antibiotic cream, first aid items

Tiny Toiletries: Soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, vaseline, lotions, tooth brushes, razors, lip balm

Specific Clothing Items: Belts – large belts are hard to find, shoes and socks – all sizes, sweat pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, work pants (jeans and khaki’s) – all sizes

Important Miscellaneous Items: Books (hardback and paperback), current newspapers and magazines (please remove your name from any subscriptions), plastic tarps and blankets, small rolls of toilet paper, suitcases with wheels, pull top canned foods


About Our Partner: To advance the interests and promote the welfare of the economically disenfranchised and homeless people in Long Beach by offering a welcoming environment to provide respite, nutrition, opportunity, and hope. Late in 2006, Janet Rhodes, a member of First Congregational Church Long Beach, realized that when the City closed the main library on Sundays the homeless community in downtown Long Beach had no place to go. On the Sunday after Christmas 2006, Janet, with support from Rev. Jerry Stinson and other members of FCCLB, opened the church campus to those experiencing homelessness and offered cold cereal, sandwiches and a safe place off the streets where guests could relax, socialize and use the computer lab. These simple acts of kindness were the genesis for Urban Community Outreach’s drop-in center; and in 2008 UCO officially incorporated as an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.