Long Beach Gives

Thank you to everyone who supported Long Beach Gives and who generously donated to the Carpenter Center's Arts for Life program. Your donations and outreach helped make our fundraiser a success! 

Together, we raised over $5,000! Your generosity will enable us to reach even more schoolchildren and members of our community with free and safe virtual arts experiences!

Thank you for your investment in Long Beach nonprofits and in your local arts community!

Donate

Here are other ways you can help us reach our fundraising goal:

  1. Follow us on social media and share our posts! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Share our donation page with your followers on Facebook and Twitter!
  2. Spread the word and become a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser! Tell your friends about our fundraiser by directing them to longbeachgives.org. You can also invite your friends, family, and fellow arts lovers to make a donation supporting the Carpenter Center from your very own personal fundraising page!

Ready to become a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser?

Download our Information Packet (PDF).

Contact Jackie at 562.985.4274 or send an email if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support.

Templates Just for You

Sample Social Media Images

Sample Social Media Messages

Sample Email Messages

 

Sample Social Media Images

Feel free to use the images below in your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram social media posts to help spread the word about your efforts in helping fundraise with Long Beach Gives.

 

Long Beach Gives Logo in front of Carpenter Center

View our sample social media images for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or download a .zip file to get them all.

Sample Social Media Messages

Sample text about Long Beach Gives:

September 24 is Long Beach Gives, a citywide giving day supporting over 150 Long Beach nonprofits! I’ve joined the Carpenter Center’s Fundraising Team and hope you’ll help me support their efforts. Learn more about #LongBeachGives at longbeachgives.org.

Sample text about the Carpenter Centers fundraising goal:

I’ve joined the Carpenter Center Fundraising Team to help them adapt their educational programs for the COVID-19 era. The funds I raise will allow Long Beach students and the community to continue to receive free arts experiences. Visit my personal fundraising page [add your fundraising link here].

Sample text about why helping the Carpenter Center is important to you:

Option 1:

I’m part of the Carpenter Center’s Fundraising Team, helping support their Arts for Life program. Please visit my personal fundraising page at [add your fundraising link here] on Sept. 24, #LongBeachGives day, and help support programs that are important to me. Thank you!

Option 2:

I believe it’s vital for Long Beach schoolchildren to experience the arts—especially now. That’s why I’ve joined the Carpenter Center’s Fundraising Team to help raise funds on Sept. 24 as part of #LongBeachGives. Visit my page at [add your fundraising link here] to support the Center’s programs.

Option 3:

I’ve found a community of arts fans through the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life programs—like Shakespeare Aloud! Please join me at my personal fundraising page [add your fundraising link here] as I help support them on Sept 24, #LongBeachGives day.

Option 4:

Write about your own personal connection to the Carpenter Center and why supporting us is important to you!

Sample text to post a week before September 24:

Long Beach Gives is next week—Sept. 24! I hope you’ll join me and support Long Beach nonprofits and all they do for our city. I’m helping to raise funds for the Carpenter Center’s educational and community programs. Visit my personal fundraising page at [add your fundraising link here].

Sample text to post on September 24:

Today is #LongBeachGives, a 24-hour giving day supporting LB nonprofits like the Carpenter Center! Will you help me reach my goal of $____? Join me to help the Center continue to provide arts experiences to students and the community. Visit [add your fundraising link here] Thank you!

Sample Email Messages

Thank you for being part of our Peer-2-Peer Fundraising Team! Below are two emails you’re free to use as you help spread the word about Long Beach Gives and our fundraising efforts. Be sure to personalize the emails with a link to your fundraising page, if you created one, and please share in your emails why volunteering to fundraise is important to you.

Email 1
Please send this email to your contacts when your fundraising page is live. If you’d prefer to direct your friends and family to our fundraising page, please use https://donate.longbeachgives.org/carpenter-performing-arts-center

Subject line: Join me in supporting the Carpenter Center on September 24!

Email Body:

Hi! 
 
I’m reaching out to let you know that I’ve joined the Carpenter Center’s Fundraising Team!
 
On September 24, Long Beach Gives day, I’ll be raising funds for the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life programs. These important programs bring free arts education to Long Beach schoolkids, as well as arts experiences, concerts, and more to the community. Maybe you’ve gone to one of the Carpenter Center’s free concerts? That’s part of Arts for Life.
 
I’ve committed to raise $_________ towards the Center’s fundraising goal. With support from donors like you, we can make sure our arts community continues to thrive.
 
To make a donation of any size, please visit my fundraising page at _______________________. Learn more about the fundraiser at carpenterarts.org/longbeachgives.
 
Can’t donate right now? Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family to help spread the word about Long Beach Gives, the citywide giving day on September 24 supporting Long Beach nonprofits you love.
 
Thanks for your support!

Email 2

Mark your calendar to send this email to your contacts the morning of September 24, Long Beach Gives Day!  Be sure to include the link to your personal fundraising page in the message.

Email Subject: Today’s the Day! Join my fundraising efforts to support the Carpenter Center’s community programs!

Email Body:

Hi!
 
Today is Long Beach Gives, the citywide giving day supporting Long Beach nonprofits!
 
I’m volunteering as part of the Carpenter Center’s Fundraising Team. I hope you’ll join me in showing how much we appreciate the performing arts. Here’s how to help:
 
Visit my personal fundraising page at ______________________ and consider making a donation in support of the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life program. Arts for Life provides free arts education and concerts to students and the community.
Can’t donate?  Please share the link to my personal fundraising page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and forward this email to your friends and family. The more you help me spread the word, the more Long Beach schoolkids and our community benefit!
 
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal and for supporting the Carpenter Center’s ongoing efforts to create vital arts experiences that our city can enjoy for free!