Events

Please check this page regularly to see our events, projects and volunteer opportunities and join us at our upcoming events.

You can help us by sharing this information, purchasing tickets, making a donation or becoming a sponsor.

Donations are tax deductible and for a good cause.

Last week I posted a message asking if people were hosting holiday parties, birthdays or events in December to please consider attaching a toy or gift card drive to benefit California Families in Focus and homeless youth!

WELL, my beautiful friend and “Tia” Gloria Arjona has answered the call to action and is hosting a holiday concert and toy and gift card drive on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Please buy your tickets through EventBrite, bring an unwrapped toy or gift card and join us!

In addition to appetizers, you will get a ticket to an opportunity drawing for two free hours of photo booth services from Smile Factory.

Please share with your contacts and let’s get together for a cause 🙏🏽

THANK YOU GLORIA😘

15th ANNUAL SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AWARDS BANQUET

Good morning beautiful humans! My name is Angel and I am the CEO and Founder of California Families in Focus and we are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that caters to youth and their families. 

Our mission statement is to develop and provide positive and innovative events and social service programs for youth and their families to achieve empowerment and purpose.

How do we achieve empowerment and purpose? We do this by creating social consciousness and encouraging and engaging our community to step into their light and be an active participant in life and not a spectator and giving them support and recognition each step of the way.

December is the month of giving and WE at California Families in Focus have been extremely busy giving all year long and we would like to invite you all to get involved and earn those wings!

California Families in Focus is getting ready to host our 15th Annual Spirit of Christmas Awards Banquet, December 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90813 from 5pm-9pm and we are looking for volunteers and professionals to donate their talents as videographers, caterers, chefs and photographers.

We need a printing service to donate our step and repeat poster wall and our programs.

We need food donations to feed our special guests, we would like to provide a delicious dinner which will consist of one chicken option and one vegetarian option, potatoes, green beans, carrots and salad. 

Drinks; triple berry punch, strawberry lemonade, coffee, tea and water.

This special banquet will benefit our Trans Youth and Trans community because we want them to know that they matter, they are a great part of our beautiful and colorful community and they are loved and appreciated.

We will be hosting a special tribute to unsung heroes from our Trans community and we will be selecting a few individuals to provide a full makeover and wardrobe and present them with “Angel on Earth” awards.

If you would like to volunteer, please email me at cffocus@gmail.com or log on to our website at http://www.mycff.org

If you can’t volunteer but would like to donate, please send us a donation through PayPal by entering cffocus@gmail.com or mail us a check to 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #191, Long Beach, CA 90803. 

If you are Trans and would like to be a guest, please register through eventbrite by clicking the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-of-christmas-tickets-52039334049

Please share, support, donate🙏🏽

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Let’s help Michelle with her first semester at Cal State Long Beach!

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Hello community. My name is Michelle Flores and I am appealing to you for help so that I can attend college. I will be the first in my family to attend a University. I will be attending Cal Sate Long Beach this Fall and majoring in film. I plan to be part of The Film & Electronic Arts program. I have received many academic awards throughout my high school years. I have also done a lot for my community. I now reach back out to ask my community for help. For many years I have volunteered with local nonprofit organizations. For example, I am and have been part of a small organization with a big heart called “California Families & Focus” and we have helped many families and youth over the years achieve their dreams and who have become leaders in the community. Also, in 2017, I created an interactive video presentation for the 5th Annual Latina Women’s Conference co-sponsored by the local nonprofit Comunidades con Poder para el Cambio (“CPC”). I may also be familiar to those in the Cambodian community through the art classes I’ve taken at the United Cambodian Center. Because I love my community, I will continue to do my part to help make it a better place by volunteering my time to local ethical organizations. But more than anything, I want to continue my educational goals. So I am asking my community for help to achieve my academic goals.  Any money that is donated will go toward my tuition at Cal State Long Beach, my books and all my schools supplies. I thank you in advance and anything you can donate would be truly appreciated.