Gazette Readers Give More Than $12,700 to WomenShelter of Long Beach

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!

Watch a Recap of This Years Vigil made by PADNET

Thank you to PADNET for this wonderful video. A big thank you to our event sponsors, community partners, attendees, and speakers for making this year’s vigil so successful.

A special thank you to Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Al Austin, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Megan Kerr, Barry Welsch, and Teachers Association of Long Beach. Your support and participation helped WSLB raise much needed DV awareness and education.

We look forward to future collaborations so that we can continue strengthening our community.

UFCW Local 324 Donates $20,000 to WomenShelter of Long Beach

WSLB is incredibly thankful to our longtime, loyal supporter, UFCW – Local 324, for their continued support. For the past 9 years your financial contributions, raised through your charity golf event, has furthered our ability to reach, educate, counsel, shelter, and save thousands of lives. Thank you for playing an integral role in our agency’s success and continued growth. Your involvement is important and has made a real direct impact in our community.