<UPDATED NOV. 9, 2022

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. 3040 E. First Street, 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, 3040 E. First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803.

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



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
• Mother's Day Concert (free)
• 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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Some of the Justin Rudd/C.A.T. upcoming events and projects



OPEN DAILY Riley's Red Wagon Book Swap
Open daily (unless it's raining) from about 9 a.m. until just before dark at 3040 E. First Street in Bluff Park. First-time guests can have five free books. They can keep those forever or bring them back to exchange for four more. This project is not an official CAT project, but is hosted by Justin Rudd.
JustinRudd.com/redwagon


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022: 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


Long Beach Turkey Trot & Kids 1/2-Mile Wingding for charity
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2022; 20th annual; 1 Granada Ave. is the start and finish. Two start times: 7:30 and 9 a.m. Walk/run.
JustinRudd.com/trot


Joy to the World! free Christmas concert - TICKETS REQUIRED
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022; 5 p.m., 8th annual; Bay Shore Church sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo, free with donation of cat/dog toys/treats, or canned goods or non-perishables for a local food bank. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team present this free 25-piece professional brass and percussion group from the Southern California Brass Consortium.
JustinRudd.com/concert

Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest & Long Beach Bake-off
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022; 6:30 p.m., 10th annual Bake-Off and Christmas Cookie Contest, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host a few dozen bakers and checks to charities on behalf of the top 8 bakers with the best homemade holiday cookies and baked goods. The $5/donation awards/tasting reception follows the free, ticketed Christmas Concert by Southern California Brass Consortium (see concert listing above).
JustinRudd.com/cookiecontest


Operation Santa Paws
For the month of Dec. 2022, please collect pet toys, treats, cleaning supplies, and take them to your favorite shelter or rescue at a convenient time/date for you. We are not transporting items this year, nor gathering as a group to visit any shelters. Hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action Team and Haute Dogs. 
JustinRudd.com/santapaws

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022; 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


• TBA Long Beach Heroes awards dinner
Sunday, Jan. TBA 2023; 6 p.m., 12th 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 to continue doing the good work they are doing. Nomination period is Jan. 1-10.
JustinRudd.com/heroes


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023: 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


Sock-It-To-‘Em sock drive for the homeless
Jan. 1-31, 2023; 21st 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 area agencies. 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. Wish lists at JustinRudd.com/target and JustinRudd.com/amazon
JustinRudd.com/socks


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, 10 a.m., or arrive at 9:30 to get a head start, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. Rain or shine.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


TBA Long Beach Giving Project
Sunday, March, 2023, 6 p.m., 14th annual, Bay Shore Church
fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team give $500 cash to about 13 teams of 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 team" presents what he/she did with the money, in front of their peers and a panel of judges.
JustinRudd.com/giving


National Kids Spelling Bee$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2 p.m., 21st 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.
KidsSpellingBee.com

$1,000 National Adult Spelling Bee
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 4:30 p.m., 17th annual, Bay Shore Church sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts teens and adults from across North America as they try to spell correctly to win the $1,000 prize.
AdultSpellingBee.com


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10 a.m., or arrive at 9:30 to get a head start, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dogs Contests
Sunday, MARCH 20, 2022, 9 a.m - noon, 18th annual, concrete boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave., at Rosie's Dog Beach, 9 a.m. til noon. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) host this event billed as one of the largest annual gathering of English bulldogs in the world. Some of the other contests that day for all breeds/mixes include National Mutt Show, Best in Show, best large dog, and best small dog. The dogs will parade down the red carpet and get judged by real-life beauty queens, all to help raise money for CAT/Haute Dogs and animal welfare causes.   $10/advance per dog; free to spectate.  Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price and Port of Long Beach. Register at
BulldogBeauty.com
JustinRudd.com/hautedogs


Long Beach Mom Prom - dance for moms and their kids (combined with Father/Daughter Dance this year)
Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4-6 p.m., Youth Center of Bay Shore Church, 5200 E. The Toledo, Belmont Shore. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host their 8th annual dance that includes live DJ Ryan Damron, 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


Father/Daughter Dance Long Beach Father/Daughter Dance (combined with Mom Prom this year)
Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4-6 p.m., 17th annual, Bay Shore Church youth center, 5200 E. The Toledo. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) host dozens of dads and their little girls for dancing, homemade refreshments, and dance contests. Tunes by DJ Ryan Damron. Prom-style photos by Woody Woods. Early bird tickets are $5/person before event day, or $10/person/cash at the door on event day.
JustinRudd.com/dance


ONE DAY ONLY: Operation Easter Basket
April 10, 2022, NOON - 4 p.m. at Bay Shore Church's youth center, 5100 E. The Toledo. 18th annual. Baskets include items like art supplies, school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and candy and should be valued about $20.
JustinRudd.com/easter


30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup

Long Beach Touch-A-Truck
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 1 Granada Ave. This 7th annual event is free, and it's CAT's largest event with about 6,000 kids of all ages who get to sit in the drivers' seats. It is hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT), the Port of Long Beach and Councilwoman Suzie Price. More than 100 large vehicles are expected to be stationed in the beachfront parking lot. Come climb aboard and explore. Some of previous years' vehicles included a street sweeper, garbage truck, cement mixers, a John Deere tractor, firetrucks, 18-wheelers, police cars, motorcycles, a city bus, cranes, forklift, and more. Free tickets available:
JustinRudd.com/truck

30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10 a.m., or arrive at 9:30 to get a head start, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


Clothing & Shoe Drive for Homeless
June 1-6, 2022. 9th annual. Deliver items directly to Christian Outreach in Action (COA), 515 E. 3rd St. (there is a chute to put the items in; the chute is low to the sidewalk on the left of the double doors on 3rd St.) or to Bay Shore Church office on weekdays before 2 p.m.(or Sunday mornings). For Justin Rudd's birthday (June 6), he asks the public to give the gift of used clothes and shoes. Each year, several truckloads of goods are collected and donated to area homeless service agencies.
JustinRudd.com

30-Minute Beach Cleanup (23rd anniversary year!)
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10 a.m., or arrive at 9:30 to get a head start, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup

$1,000 Southern California National Anthem Sing-Off
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:30 a.m., 10th 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 20-23, 2022; 11th 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 and school in which they spend most of their time.
JustinRudd.com/campjustin


4th of July Kids Bike Parade Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade
Sunday, July 4, 2022, 10 a.m., 19th 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. Sponsors include the Port of Long Beach, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, and Councilwoman Suzie Price.
JustinRudd.com/bikeparade


• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


POSTPONED FREE Community Spaghetti Supper hosted by Justin Rudd's Community Action Team (CAT), the Temple Family, Bay Shore Church, and Anthem Church. Free with advanced reservation. 3rd annual. Family-friendly event. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 5-7 p.m. Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo.
RSVP to JustinRudd.com/supper

POSTPONED Long Beach Bake-Off
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 5 p.m. judging, 10th annual, Bay Shore Church fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo, Justin Rudd's Community Action Team hosts
this event and is looking for bakers to bring cakes, pies, cookies, bars/squares, cupcakes, etc. for the contest. Deliver entries to the church from 4-5 p.m. Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities contestants and current titleholders will serve as hostesses.
JustinRudd.com/bakeoff


"SAY CHEESE LONG BEACH!" DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST
15th annual. The photos in the contest should only be taken from Sept. 1-7, 2022. 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 $500 will be awarded for the best images. Hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).
justinrudd.com/saycheese

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup



Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, 5:45 p.m. 20th annual, 1 Granada Ave. on the concrete boat launch ramp adjacent to Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach, 90803. Free to participate and/or spectate. Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) hosts about 250 people with their animals as they get "blessed" by about five various faith leaders.
JustinRudd.com/blessing

$1,000 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19th annual. 5200 E. Second Street. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host about 60 adult artists who use the sidewalks of trendy Second Street to work on their large paper canvases.
JustinRudd.com/chalk


• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 175 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.
JustinRudd.com/cleanup


Haute Dog Howl'oween ParadeHaute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, 2:30 p.m., 21st annual, Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St, Long Beach, 90803. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team (CAT) host the biggest Halloween pet event in the world. There is a vendor and pet adoption fair from 12:30-4:30 p.m., but the highlight of the day is the 400+ costumed dogs as they parade a few blocks in front of a few thousand gawkers and a panel of judges. $10/advance/dog. There is no charge for humans to walk in the parade (with or without pets), and it's free to spectate. Front-row chairs can be rented on-site for $5/cash.
JustinRudd.com/howloween


Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. Long Beach pageant and Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. Southern California pageant
Sat., Nov. 5, 2022: 5 p.m., concert hall/fellowship hall at Bay Shore Church, Belmont Shore. 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 each receive $1,500 appearance contracts to volunteer at CAT events.
MissLongBeach.com and MissSouthernCalifornia.com

 


Community Action Team events, contests, and projects on Facebook
SOME OF OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGES:
Long Beach, Calif. (103,100+ likes, most popular);  Belmont Shore! (23,100+ likes); Long Beach Losers; Haute Dogs (14,400 likes); Long Beach Turkey Trot; 30-Minute Beach Cleanup




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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