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Help Long Beach Free Store Relocate!

$135 of $500 goal

Raised by 6 people in 44 months
Lisa A. Hernandez
for Catalyst Long Beach
 LONG BEACH, CA
The Long Beach Free Store needs your help! Please make a financial donation of any amount to help with the relocation costs and to help sustain their future efforts. From the Long Beach Free Store website and Facebook page:
"We regret to announce that the Long Beach Free Store at the Art Exchange location on 3rd Street and Elm Avenue will be closing. The Art Exchange has decided that our program does not align with their mission of supporting art, working artists and arts education in the community so they have asked us to leave by the end of September.
Although it seems that the Long Beach Free Store has been somewhat of a nomadic tribe over the last 3 years, this Catalyst program has continued to have impact where ever it lands. While admittedly not a traditional arts program, we believe that the Long Beach Free Store bridges a gap for the arts to reach new audiences. In the last 5 months at the Art Exchange location, the Long Beach Free Store has enrolled over 300 free memberships, received over 5,300 donated items from the community, and given out over 3,500 items back to the community. We have been serving neighborhood residents and also bringing hundreds of people to the East Village Arts District, and facilitating thousands of exchanges while educating people about the values of sharing resources and reciprocity, and the concepts of upcycling and reusing material items as a way of extending their lifespan before reaching the landfill.
As always, we continue our mission to promote the values of sharing resources in our community. We will explore options for finding another physical space in the future, but that has never stopped us from continuing to help people to connect. We will continue to host the Seven-Ten Swap, our monthly free community exchange and potluck event held every 3rd Friday of the month in Long Beach."
The Long Beach Free Store needs your help!
Thank You Very Much!
from the Friends Of The Long Beach Free Store



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Update 4
Posted by Lisa A. Hernandez
43 months ago
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Last week to help the Long Beach Free Store with their relocation costs! Please continue to help spread the word about this fundraiser and Thank You for your support of their mission of "Share what you have, take what you need".
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Update 3
Posted by Lisa A. Hernandez
43 months ago
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The Free Store needs your help with the costs of moving out of their current location! Please share this fundraiser with your contacts and your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated! Thank You!
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Update 2
Posted by Lisa A. Hernandez
44 months ago
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The Long Beach Free Store Crew truly appreciate all of your support of their efforts and hope to see you at their next "Take Away" Day on Thursday, September 12th beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please continue to share & Thank You Very Much!
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Update 1
Posted by Lisa A. Hernandez
44 months ago
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Check out all these videos by Fox11, KCal9 & Associated Press about the great work of the Long Beach Free Store!
Video of the Free Store by Fox 11 news
Video of the Free Store by Kcal9
Video of the Free Store by Assoc. Press
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$135 of $500 goal

Raised by 6 people in 44 months
Created September 3, 2013
Funds raised will benefit:
Catalyst Long Beach
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Long Beach, CA
EIN: 204583660
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