via Ashleigh Ruhl at

“…This is the 13th year of the Gazette Newspapers Gift Card Drive for the clients at WomenShelter, a Long Beach nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. Gazette readers are asked to donate gift cards or money to buy gift cards, which are used to help victims and their families have a bit of Christmas now, and to help start new lives throughout the year.

As of this Monday, the deadline for the collection drive, more than $12,700 in cards, cash and checks was handed over to WomenShelter leaders …Click Here to Read More

Every year Gazette Newspapers, their staff and their readers truly make miracles happen.

There are no words to express how deeply thankful we are for the dedication shown by Gazette Newspapers and staff to our agency, our programs and most of all our clients year in and year out.

You fill us with joy and hope and drive us to continue our mission helping as many people as we can end the cycle of violence.

This annual card drive allows us the flexibility to be able to help our clients in ways that we otherwise wouldn’t have the funding to do. We can’t thank you enough.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic 2017!