Pythias organizes book drive for childen’s charities

For the last ten years, children’s literacy has been an important part of the community services agenda of the Lakewood/Long Beach Knights of Pythias, which last year collected and distributed more than 50,000 children’s books. From May 1 through June 1, the Knights, through its Children’s Charities program, and the Long Beach Public Library will…

Comics to trade laughs for toys in charity show

This year, the spirit of giving starts with some laughs, chuckles and a few guffaws, as, for the seventh year, top comedians are performing to collect toys for underprivileged kids for the holiday season. This year’s charity is For the Child, which provides comprehensive child-abuse treatment and family-focused mental health care, counseling, and therapy to…