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Neighbors Giving Back

Over 200 ornaments were made for the senior holiday gift bags and delivered to Redondo Plaza, Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center, Lutheran Towers. and Safe Refuge. Thank you to the local businesses and neighbors who participated in designing ornaments for the older adults living in our neighborhood. Rose Park Neighborhood Association hosted 3 “Giving Table” ornament-making sessions at Envy Studio, The Good Bar, and Winter Wonderland at Orizaba Park. Participants used mosaic, glitter, washi tape, markers, beads, and other creative materials to design the ornaments.

This collaboration is a holiday project known as Operation Holiday Hearts,” which provides holiday gift bags of personal care packages to bring hope and joy to seniors during the holiday season. Dedicated volunteers from the Heart of Ida filled the senior holiday gift bags (pictured below) with self-care items, word games, reading materials, and more! Heart of Ida is a local nonprofit that supports Long Beach seniors in need with programs and services that sustain independence and connection within their community.

COMMUNITY GIVING TABLES:

Neighbors give back at The Good Bar at 3316 E7th Street
The Winter Wonderland “Giving Table” at Orizaba Park was filled with thoughtful and creative designs from participants

HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS ARE DELIVERED

Gold holiday bags bring out the beauty of the holiday ornaments. Holiday gift bags provided by Heart of Ida
Staff of Redondo Plaza take holiday bags to residents
Staff receive holiday bags for their residents at Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center
Lutheran Towers staff gather around the tree surrounded by holiday gift bags for seniors

We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holiday and hope to see you in the neighborhood in 2024. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at info@rpna.org or DM us on Instagram @roseparklb. We have art, neighborhood clean ups, safety initiatives and more in store!

Upcoming Events: Ornament Making & Holiday Party at Rose Park on 12/14

ATTEND THE ORNAMENT MAKING SESSIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS

Operation Holiday Heart Gift Bags, December 2022

In December, Rose Park Neighborhood Association teams up with Heart of Ida, a local nonprofit that supports Long Beach seniors in need with programs and services that sustain independence and connection within their community. The collaboration is a holiday project known as Operation Holiday Hearts,” which provides holiday gift bags of personal care packages to bring hope and joy to seniors during the holiday season.

You can participate at the following locations and upcoming events:


On Saturday, December 9th from 2pm to 4pm we will be in front of Envy Studio at 314 Elm Ave during East Village’s 2nd Saturday festivities. Come make an ornament for the senior gift bags or pick up a stocking stuffer that includes the makings of a unique “Hearts Across Long Beach” decoration – all materials included for a suggested donation of $5. 

On Tuesday, December 12th from 5pm to 7pm we will be on the patio of The Good Bar at 3316 E 7th Street making ornaments for the senior gift bags. We hope you will join us to give back to the seniors living in our community. Residents of Lutheran Towers, Redondo Plaza and Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center will be recipients of the holiday gift bags. Questions? Email info@rpna.org.

On Saturday, December 16th from 11am to 2pm we will be at Orizaba Park for Winter Wonderland: a Community Concert and Resource Fair, hosted by Vice Mayor Allen. This event will feature a live DJ, real snow, toy give away, and free food for participants. Orizaba Park is located at 1435 Orizaba Avenue.

HOLIDAY PARTY AT ROSE PARK 12/14

Face painting provided by Long Beach Parks and Recreation, hot cocoa, music, and fun! Neighbors and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, December 14th from 6 to 8pm at Rose Park on 8th and Orizaba Avenue. Email us with questions at info@rpna.org.