<UPDATED JUNE 12, 2017 COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM (CAT)
Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team

   
 

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.

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I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of an organization. That's why we need you to get involved. - Justin Rudd!

Community Action Team, California, Inc. 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803

501c3/Fed. Tax ID# is 05-0545777

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Please Support CAT • a 501c3 Nonprofit

RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate? We receive no government monies, and depend entirely on people like you.

WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you and our community fun events and meaningful projects.

CHECKS can be made payable to CAT, Attn. Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803.



C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes:

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
• Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
• Bulldog Beauty Contest
• Camp Justin!
• Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade
• Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
• Haute Dog Contests
• Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
• Haute Dog Poetry Contest
• Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
• Joy to the World! Christmas concert
• Long Beach Bake-Off
• Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest
• Long Beach Father/Daughter Dance
• Long Beach Giving Project
• Long Beach Heroes awards
• Long Beach Losers
• Long Beach Mom Prom
• Long Beach Polar Splash!
• Long Beach Touch-A-Truck
• Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K
• Miss Long Beach Pageant
• National Adult Spelling Bee
• National Kids Spelling Bee
• Operation Easter Basket
• Operation Santa Paws
• Red High Heels Walk
• Roses Are Red… poetry contest
• Say Cheese Long Beach! photo contest
• Sock-It-To-‘Em
• Southern California Beard & Mustache Championship
• Southern California National Anthem Sing-Off
• Southern California Tattoo Championship


• Full event list and calendar HERE.


 

 

Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT)

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This video features a few of our annual events.

Some of the Justin Rudd/C.A.T. upcoming events and projects


Riley's Red Wagon Book Swap - open daily
Open daily from about 9 a.m. til just before dark (unless it's raining). Corner of The Toledo @ Corona Ave. in Belmont Shore. First-time guests can have FOUR FREE BOOKS. They can keep those four forever or bring them back to exchange for four more. It's a little free library of sorts, except it's not little -- there are about 450 selections daily for kids and adults.
JustinRudd.com/redwagon 

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 a.m., 217th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org

$1,000 Southern California National Anthem Sing-Off
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m., 6th annual, 1 Granada Ave. on the beach's boat launch ramp. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team invite singers of all ages to sing a cappella the last part of the National Anthem for the crowd following the day's beach cleanup. Then finalists will sing the entire song for the crowd. The winner goes home with a $1,000 contract to sing the Anthem at their choice of 20 Community Action Team events within a year.
JustinRudd.com/singoff

Camp Justin!
June 18-24, 2017; 7th annual. For a week each summer, Justin Rudd takes about a dozen deserving incoming high school seniors on day trips around Southern California and beyond. In previous years, the group: flew to Las Vegas for an overnight and stayed in a 5-star hotel; flew to San Francisco; toured college campuses; rode horses in Griffith Park; toured movie studios; dined with county commissioners, mayors and councilpeople, spent the night on the Queen Mary, and much more. The goal of the Camp is to help the students to "explore, dream and discover" while showing them more of the world outside the neighborhood or school in which they spend most of their time.
JustinRudd.com/campjustin


Great American 4th of July 4K run/walk & Kids 1/2-Mile Run
July 4, 2017: Again, we've added a 4th of July 4K run/walk at 8 a.m. and a Kids 1/2-mile run at 9:15 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. kids bike parade. Advance run/walk entry fee are just $25/adults and $15/kids, and both include an event shirt. Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price. To register for the 4K run/walk or Kids Run: www.JustinRudd.com/4k
• 4K run/walk, all ages, 8 a.m., $25/advance (includes t-shirt), register:JustinRudd.com/4k
• Kids 1/2-mile run, 9:15 a.m., $15/advance (includes t-shirt), register: JustinRudd.com/4k
• Kids patriotic speech contest, 9:30 a.m., free, register on-site
• Kids patriotic costume contest, 9:50 a.m., free, register on-site
• Bike parade, all ages, 10 a.m., free for kids

4th of July Kids Bike ParadeGreat American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade
Tues., July 4, 2017, 10 a.m., 13th annual, 1 Granada Ave., Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host more than 500 kids on their patriotic-decorated bicycles, plus their parents, for a 2-mile ride along the beach bike path and the closed-to-auto-traffic-for-the-summer Bay Shore Ave. The day also includes a patriotic speech contest, and patriotic costume contest. Free.
BikeParade.com

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10 a.m., 218th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, 10 a.m., 219th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


Southern California Tattoo Championship
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. 1 Granada Ave., on the beach. Following the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team will give out cash prizes to the cleanup volunteers who have the best tattoos.
BeachCleanup.org


$1,000 "SAY CHEESE LONG BEACH!" DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST
10th annual. The photos in the contest should only be taken from Sept. 3-10, 2017. Contestants of all ages will be taking digital photos within the city limits and then submitting their top shots for the public exhibit.  At least $1,000 will be awarded for the best images. Exhibition and awards will be in Oct. at Chase Bank on 2nd St. Hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team.
justinrudd.com/saycheese.html

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 10 a.m., 208th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


1,500 Book Giveaway!
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, in front of Chase Bank, 5200 E. Second Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. These are extra books from Riley's Red Wagon Book Swap. Selections for kids, teens and adults. Limit of four books per person. 
Facebook.com/RedWagonBookSwap

SAY CHEESE LONG BEACH! exhibit & awards
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016; in front of Chase Bank, 5200 E. Second Street, Exhibit is 2-6 p.m. Awards are at 5:30 p.m.
About 350 images from 76 amateur and pro photographers will be on display. All photos were taken inside the city limits of Long Beach from Sept. 3-10, 2016. $1,200 in cash prizes.
JustinRudd.com/saycheese

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup & Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 10 a.m., 209th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. Cash prizes for best kid and adult costumes.
BeachCleanup.org


$1,000 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 13th annual. Second Street in Belmont Shore. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host about 88 adult artists who use the sidewalks of Second Street as their canvases. Held in conjunction with the Belmont Shore Art Walk.
JustinRudd.com/chalk

Long Beach/Southern California Cities pageant orientation
Sun., Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m.; Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo; The orientation is for contestants who have paid or who will pay their complete fee that evening (as you arrive). Please be on time. There is a parking lot on the corner of Granada Ave. and The Toledo. RSVP to Justin@JustinRudd.com at least 24 hours in advance if you are attending. Dress is cocktail attire. Minors may bring one adult chaperone (preferably a parent). Anyone 18 or older should not bring a guest. Judges may be in attendance. You can register and pay entry fees at this event (pay when you arrive), purchase tickets, and ask questions. 
www.MissLongBeach.com

Long Beach Bake-Off
Sunday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. awards and tasting reception, 6th annual, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo, $5 at the door to enter a recipe and just $5 for non-registrants to come to the tasting reception. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts
this event with five categories: cakes, pies, cookies, bars/squares, and cupcakes. Deliver entries to the church from 4-6 p.m. Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities contestants and current titleholders will serve as hostesses.
JustinRudd.com/bakeoff


• Southern California Kids and Adults Halloween Costume Parade and Contest
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, 2:25 p.m., Marina Vista Park.  Free entry for humans. Cash prizes.  Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host more than 200 human entrants in this annual event that takes place just before the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade. Free to spectate; $5/cash to rent a chair along the parade route.
JustinRudd.com/costume.html  

Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m., 16th annual, Marina Vista Park, 2:30 p.m. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host the biggest Halloween pet event in whe world. There is a vendor and pet adoption fair from 12:30-4:30 p.m., but the highlight of the day is the 500+ costumed dogs as they parade a few blocks in front of a few thousand gawkers and a panel of judges. The winner will get dog food for a year. $10/advance for each dog who enters the parade. There is no charge for humans to walk in the parade (with or without costumes and with or without pets), and it's free to spectate. Front-row chairs can be rented on-site for $5/cash or $10 reserved/advance.
Howloween.info


Little Miss/Teen/Miss and Mrs. Long Beach pageant and Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Southern California Cities pageant
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016: 6 p.m., Long Beach Performing Arts Center complex, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., 90802. The Miss Long Beach Pageant was created in 1950 and is now produced by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). The eight titleholders (Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities) each receive $2,000 appearance contracts to attend CAT events. Entry fee starts at $100. Tickets can be purchased for $30 - $50.
MissLongBeach.com and MissSouthernCalifornia.com

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016: 210th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


Southern California Beard & Mustache Championship
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016; 10:30 a.m., following the beach cleanup, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team give cash prizes for those with the best facial hair. There's even a category called "most pathetic." A great way to help celebrate Mo-vember. Cash prizes.
BeachCleanup.org


Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K & Kids 1/2-mile Wingding
Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016; 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. start times; 14th annual, start/finish at 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts approx. 4,000 runners and walkers on the scenic, very flat beach path on Thanksgiving morning.
TurkeyTrot.us


Joy to the World! free Christmas concert - TICKETS REQUIRED
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016; 5 p.m., Third annual; Bay Shore Church sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo, free with donation of canned goods. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team present this free 26-piece professional brass and percussion group from the Southern California Brass Consortium. A $5 tasting reception featuring the Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest follows the concert.
JustinRudd.com/concert

Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016; 6:45 p.m., Sixth annual, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host a few dozen bakers at this annual contest that awards cash to charities on behalf of those with the best homemade holiday cookies. The $5 awards/tasting reception follows the free, ticketed Christmas Concert by Southern California Brass Consortium.
JustinRudd.com/cookiecontest


Operation Santa Paws
Collections are Dec. 1-16; 2016. Deliveries are Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016: 16th annual deliveries, Long Beach Animal Care Services @ 11:45 a.m., spcaLA in Long Beach @ 12:15 a.m., Seal Beach Animal Care Services @ 1:30 p.m., and Orange County Animal Care Services in Orange at 3 p.m. Hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action Team and Haute Dogs. 
SantaPaws.info

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016; 10 a.m., 211th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org



Long Beach Heroes awards dinner
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017; 6 p.m., Sixth annual, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team honor ordinary, unsung citizens who do amazing things in our community. Each hero receives a check for $500 or more to continue doing the good work they are doing. One of the Heroes will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $1,000 and will be named Hero of the Year. Nomination period is Jan. 1-11.
JustinRudd.com/heroes


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017: 212th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


Long Beach Polar Splash!
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m., Sixth annual, next to Rosie's Dog Beach, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) donates $5 to various schools and charities on behalf of every person that plunges into the Pacific, up to $2,000. The splash follows the 10 a.m. beach cleanup.
JustinRudd.com/polarsplash


Sock-It-To-‘Em sock drive for homeless
Jan. 1-31, 2017; Sixth annual. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team (CAT) hold an annual collection of new pairs of socks with a goal to collect 14,000 pairs for area homeless men, women, and youth. The socks are distributed to six area agencies: MHA Village, COA, Precious Lamb, Beacon for Him, City of Long Beach Multi-Service Center, His Little Feet, Long Beach Fire Department's HEART homeless outreach program, and Long Beach Rescue Mission. Please drop off socks to the Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 The Toledo @ Granada Ave., Belmont Shore, M-F, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., or leave them in a bag outside the church’s office door after hours. Most requested are men’s black crew socks. You can also donate to Paypal to Justin@JustinRudd.com and we'll purchase socks for you.
www.facebook.com/NoMoreColdFeet
JustinRudd.com/socks


Father/Daughter DanceLong Beach Father/Daughter Dance
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 13th annual, Bay Shore Church youth center, 5200 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host dozens of dads and their little girls for dancing, homemade refreshments, and dance contests. Early bird tickets are $10/couple before event day, or $30/couple/cash at the door.
JustinRudd.com/dance


Compassionate Town Hall: Homelessness in Long Beach
Free event for the public hosted by Justin Rudd and Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo; Mon., Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m. There are 21 speakers who will report about homelessness and homeless services in Long Beach. Each will speak 5-7 minutes, sort of like TED Talks. The town hall will let us know what we can do to better help those who are homeless and to find out what is being done.  Includes a short Q&A session and an after-event reception where guests can interact with the speakers.
JustinRudd.com/homeless

40-Day Challenge
Jan. 1 - Feb. 9, 2017. Seventh annual. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host this challenge that asks the public to give up four food items or food/drink categories for the first 40 days of the year. It's a New Year's resolution goal to give up items like sweets, alcohol, fast food, soda, fried food, and other high-calorie food and beverages.
JustinRudd.com/fortydaychallenge

Long Beach Losers | Team Weight-Loss Challenge
11th annual; Initial weigh-ins on any Sat., 9-10:30 a.m. and Sun., 4:30-6 p.m. in January.  Weigh-ins will take place each Sat. and Sun. at those same times in Jan., Feb., and March on the front patio of Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo, Belmont Shore. Each year, Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host 300-500 registrants for a 10-week team weight-loss challenge. Recent years' jackpots were around $40,000 and are split among the best four-person teams and the individuals who lose the most, based on percentage of weight lost. Each person will compete individually and will also be on a team of four. Organizers highly recommend that participants form their own teams, but will assign teammates to those in need by the end of January. Each person will pay $60 towards the winners' jackpot at/before their initial weigh-in.
LongBeachLosers.com


Long Beach Shelter Valentine’s Card Contest & Yappy Hour
Saturday, Feb. 11, noon -  1 p.m., eighth annual, Long Beach Animal Care Services, Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team will host a card contest for students in the surrounding area, and the cards are hung on the cages of all the dogs and cats awaiting new homes during this Valentine's season. The Yappy Hour features the card judging and awards ceremony, love songs are played, and human refreshments are served as potential adopters visit with animals.  Free to spectate and enter the contest.  Card contest winner gets a pizza party!  Long Beach Animal Care Services, 7700 E. Spring Street.  Free parking. 
HauteDogs.org#valentines

Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dogs Contests with Pet Adoption Fair
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 13th annual, Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way @ Eliot Street, 9:30 a.m. til 3:30 p.m. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) host this event billed as the largest gathering of English bulldogs in the world. Some of the other 19 contests that day for all breeds/mixes include best large dog, best small dog, best tail, best legs, best smile, and best butt. The dogs will parade down the red carpet and get judged by real-life beauty queens, all to help raise money for CAT and animal welfare causes. Cat and dog adoption fair and vendors.  $10/advance per dog; free to spectate. 
BulldogBeauty.com 





30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 10 a.m., 213th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. Rain or shine.
BeachCleanup.org


"Roses Are Red..." Poetry Contest
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m., following the "30-Minute Beach Cleanup." To participate in the cleanup and poetry contest, arrive 9:35 - 10 a.m. and get free parking when you enter the beachfront lot at 1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, 90803. RULES: Poems can be read and must be under 30 seconds. All should start with "Roses are red..." and be original. Entrants can enter as many as two poems. Poets of all ages welcome. Age and grade level will be taken into consideration by judges. Awards include $20 bills. Rain or shine.
www.BeachCleanup.org/#roses

Red High Heels Walk
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, noon; 7th annual, starts/ends at Livingston Park, corner of Livingston Drive and Park Ave.; Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts this red-shoes-only, 1-mile walk for men, women and kids on the sidewalks of Second St. to bring awareness to heart health issues, free to participate. Rain or shine.
JustinRudd.com/redhighheelswalk



National Kids Spelling Bee $1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2 p.m., 16th annual, Bay Shore Church sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts students in grades 3-5 from across North America as they try to spell correctly to win the $1,000 cash prize. Formerly named the National Elementary School Spelling Bee.
KidsSpellingBee.com

$1,000 National Adult Spelling Bee
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m., 12th annual, Bay Shore Church sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts students in grades 3-5 from across North America as they try to spell correctly to win the $1,000 cash prize.
AdultSpellingBee.com


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10 a.m., 214th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


Haute Dog Poetry Contest
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m., 7th year, after the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup, 1 Granada Ave.
- poetry does not have to be memorized
- poems must be one minute or less
- no props; dogs welcome
- all ages welcome to enter, entry is free
- poetry must be original and dog-themed
- microphone provided
- bring a printed copy of your poem
- max. two poems per entrant
- sign-up at the event (dogs welcome to attend)
BeachCleanup.org


Long Beach Giving Project
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 6 p.m., 10th annual, Bay Shore Church
fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team give about $1,000 cash to about a dozen local volunteers, and tasks them to go out and buy goods and services for those in need in the city. And, they have only one week to do the giving. The week concludes with a dinner, and each "giver" presents what he/she did with the money, in front of their peers and a panel of judges.
JustinRudd.com/giving

Long Beach Mom Prom - dance for moms and their kids
Sunday, April 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Youth Center of Bay Shore Church, 5200 E. The Toledo, Belmont Shore. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host their third dance that includes a DJ, homemade refreshments, prom photos, dance contests, and the crowning of a prom queen. Early bird tickets are $10/couple, or $20/couple on the weekend of the event.
JustinRudd.com/momprom

Long Beach Losers awards ceremony
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7 p.m., 11th annual; Bay Shore Church chapel, 5100 E. The Toledo, free. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts this 10-week weight-loss contest and will award cash prizes to the top-10 teams and top-10 individuals who lost the greatest percentage of weight.
LongBeachLosers.com


Operation Easter Basket
Thurs./Fri., April 13 & 14, 2017, 13th annual, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host a collection drive and assembly to put together 2,600 essentials-filled baskets for the most needy kids in our community. Baskets include items like art supplies, school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and candy.
JustinRudd.com/easter

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10 a.m., 215th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. There will be cash prizes for kids and for adults who are wearing the best pajamas during the cleanup, so just roll out of bed and join us.
BeachCleanup.org


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10 a.m., 216th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
BeachCleanup.org


Clothing & Shoes Drive for Homeless
June 1-7, 2017. Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. 4th annual. For Justin Rudd's birthday (June 6), he asks the public to give the gift of used clothes and shoes. Last year, several huge truckloads of goods were collected and donated to area homeless service agencies.
JustinRudd.com

Long Beach Touch-A-Truck
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 1 Granada Ave. This 3rd annual event is free, and it's CAT's largest event with about 11,000 kids of all ages who get to sit in the drivers' seats. It is hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT), and Councilwoman Suzie Price. More than 100 large vehicles are expected to be stationed in the beachfront parking lot. Come climb aboard and explore. Expected vehicles include a street sweeper, garbage truck, cement mixers, a John Deere tractor, firetrucks, 18-wheelers, police cars, motorcycles, a city bus, a hearse, and more. Free tickets:
JustinRudd.com/truck


Community Action Team events, contests, and projects on Facebook
SOME OF OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGES:
Long Beach, Calif. (92,500+ likes, most popular);  Belmont Shore! (21,100+ likes); Long Beach Losers; Haute Dogs (14,400 likes); Long Beach Turkey Trot; 30-Minute Beach Cleanup




See details below about the amazing amount of things that CAT has accomplished this past year.  And, please consider a secure, online tax-deductible contribution to CAT as part of your end-of-year holiday giving.  -Justin!  

click: DONATE NOW


THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. CAT is a 501c3 is governed by a board of directors. Contributions are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment. Some monies also go towards event permits, insurance, Web hosting, refreshments, prizes, printing, advertising, salary and office administrative costs.

THE GOAL OF CAT is to implement programs, events, education, support and advocacy that will focus on such relevant issues as youth, education, the environment, our beaches, health/fitness, and animal welfare. CAT's mission is to embrace humanity with care and compassion, while encouraging those around us to explore, dream and discover the tenets of civility, kindness and understanding of all people.

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