LGB2Network, an organization that seeks to connect young LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) professionals within the Long Beach community by promoting business contacts and relationships, has announced two December events that will seek donations for patients of the Wells House Hospice, a local nonprofit AIDS-services organization.
On Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30pm, the group will kick off its December campaign following the City of Long Beach’s RED rally, hosted by Mayor Bob Foster, which will take place in front of the Long Beach Performing Art Center’s Terrace Theatre at 5:30pm that day– World AIDS Day.
Beginning at 6:30pm, immediately after the rally, LGB2Network will host a “happy hour” reception at the Sky Room’s Up Lounge, where a holiday campaign seeking donations for the Wells House Hospice Foundation will be launched. Attendees are asked to donate items such as playing cards, board games, DVDs, and other items that can be used by hospice patients, the majority of whom are terminally ill with HIV/AIDS.
On Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6pm, the LGB2Network holiday campaign will conclude at the organization’s monthly networking mixer at Sababa Restaurant & Lounge, 6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Donated items will be collected and delivered to the Wells House Hospice location at 245 Cherry Ave.
“Many of the patients at Wells House are in advanced stages of HIV/AIDS,” said LGB2Network founder Heber Siqueiros. “The items we’re able to collect will bring some much needed entertainment and amusement into their lives during the holiday season.”
Both of LGB2Network’s December events are free and do not require a reservation.