For the 6th year Agape Children’s Museum and Agape Cares is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the month of November and December and will distribute them to Hub City Autism Network who will distribute them to deserving families of children of autism on December 22, 2018. Please place your unwrapped toy in the box at any below listed participating Long Beach/Lakewood Area CHASE Banks. Agape Children’s Museum and Agape Cares along with CHASE Banks appreciates your contribution and would love for you to keep the causes of children with autism in mind when purchasing the toys.
Participating Chase locations:
Lakewood Blvd – 5059 Lakewood Blvd. Lakewood
Del Amo – 4909 Lakewood Blvd. Lakewood
Woodruff/South – 5560 Woodruff Ave Lakewood
Woodruff/Harvey Way – 4229 Woodruff Ave Lakewood
Carson/Cherry – 2240 E. Carson St. Long Beach
Long Beach Plaza – 6300 E. Spring St. Long Beach
Traffic Circle – 4571 Los Coyotes’ Diagonal LB
Bellflower/Sterns – 2220 North Bellflower Blvd
Ocean Blvd – 401 E. Ocean Blvd
Belmont Shore – 5200 E. 2nd St. Long Beach
Bixby Knolls – 3901 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach
Buena Park – 7964 Beach Blvd. Buena Park
Buena Park/Valley View St – 8901 Valley View Blvd. Buena Park
Valley View/Ball – 10011 Valley View St. Cypress
Valley View/La Palma – 5962 La Palma Ave. La Palma
Cerritos Lincoln Station – 11900 South St. Cerritos
Cerritos – 13223 South St. Cerritos
Artesia/Pioneer – 17314 Pioneer Blvd. Ste A Artesia
Anaheim/Avalon – 140 W. Anaheim St. Ste C
Park Plaza – 980 N. Western Ave St. A San Pedro
Western/25th – 1603 W. 25th St. San Pedro
So. Pacific Ave/10th – 1001 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro
Sepulveda/ Vermont – 920 Sepulveda Blvd. Harbor City
Compton – 251 E. Compton Blvd
Date: December 4, 2018
On Saturday September 29th, Agape teamed with the Michelle Obama Library to host the Annual Family Health Festival. Where we collaborated with local health & wellness providers and specialist to promote health awareness in the hopes motivating attendees to make healthy behavioral changes. The event drew over 200 Children and their families from Long Beach and surrounding communities and featured activities including free screenings, demonstrations surrounded by music and healthy food vendors.
This event would not be possible without the generous participation of those at the event. Special thanks to the 21 health & wellness vendors and professionals sharing their products and services. We also want to thank our student volunteers from Jordan High School (Long Beach) and Mayfair High School. Special thanks to talented 5th grade vocalist, Otara Faleanoa, of Colin Powell Elementary school in Long Beach. Thank you to all who supported this awesome event.
Date: October 24, 2018
Agape Children Museum has announced its new literacy partnership with FineReads. An organization that is passionate about increasing literacy rates for children around the world. In demonstrating their commitment to this cause, they annually award one $5K grant and ten $1K grants to selected nonprofits and organizations, who have made impactful efforts towards increasing world literacy. Through their literacy initiative, FineReads hopes to raise awareness for this issue and reward those who help to make this world a better place for us all. Agape Children’s Museum supports the mission and outreaches of FineReads.
Date: October 23, 2018
This Summer Agape Children’s Museum conducted Three Kids 3-Day Camps and One Senior Art Workshop. The Theme for the this summer’s Camp was, “ A Healthy Me is a Happy Me” and was hosted by Hudson, Garfield and Lafayette Elementary Schools’ WRAP Programs and concluded at the Carmelitos Housing Community. The Senior “Golden Art Experience was hosted by the Carmelitos Senior Housing Community. Special thanks to WRAP Site Supervisor Sherlyn Beatty and Agape Children’s Museum Associate Director for their Summer Camp support.
Date: September 6, 2018
Nearly 300 children and their Families including Sponsors, Staff, guests and volunteers experienced up to 20 various artistic booths at the Annual “Art IS Education Festival that was held on Saturday, March 24th at the Long Beach Art Expo Center. The Event featured a Day that Celebrates and showcases the immense role arts plays in education through dance, music, theater, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts.
Festival entertainment was performed by Hughes Middle School’s Young, Gifted and Talented Black History Club Performing Arts Group under the direction Dr. McCloyn and the North Long Beach United Methodist Church Polynesian cultural dance team. Back by popular demand children’s author Marsha Bullock again shared her award winning book. There was also activities for special needs and autistic families and for infants and toddlers. The festival concluded with a special 7th Birthday celebration for museum mascot, “Hearty Marty”.
Date: April 17, 2018
The Agape Cares Program is the Community Service branch of Agape Children’s Museum and serves the Community in many different ways. The program builds on the mission of addressing important health, art and literacy issues in our community. Agape Cares programs and volunteers work to provide endless hours of hands-on service to kids and families living, learning and playing in communities within and around Greater Long Beach.
Agape Cares was created on a foundation of strong partnerships with community organizations, which continue to positively influence children and families in our community. Community partners have joined Agape Cares in a joint effort to support projects and activities that enhance the community they serve. These critical and important partnerships provide many opportunities to address a variety of health, art and literacy needs.
Every December during the holiday season Agape Children’s Museum, Agape Cares and Local CHASE BANKS collects new, unwrapped TOYS and distributes them to deserving families of children with autism through the charitable organization Autism in Long Beach at the Annual Night of Giving Gala. During the Thanksgiving season Agape Cares with the help and support of Foodfinders Inc, provides turkeys to needy families at the annual Harvest Festival hosted by the Museum.
Date: March 23, 2018
ART IS EDUCATION FESTIVAL is an annual, much anticipated community-wide showcase demonstrating the power of youth learning in and through the arts.
Each March, during National Arts Education Month, Agape Children’s Museum along with local schools, school districts, libraries and community arts organizations plan annually to mount exhibitions, performances and public events, where children and their families have opportunities to share the process through which they have learned new skills, solved problems, taken risks, and persisted through obstacles, in order to bring form to their ideas expressed in works of art.
The Festival will host over 20 Artistic Booths for ages 1-99 and will have musical guests representing multiple cultures such as Mexican-American, Russian-American, Polynesian –American and African-American just to name a few. There will be art activities for Special needs and autistic families. Please bring the entire family to this annual free event
Come Celebrate with Agape on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at
Long Beach Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.