Gruv Gear has donated more than 70 two-wheeled dollies to non-profit foundations to benefit their operations in helping their local communities. Jay Baldemor, President of Gruv Gear, said, “We narrowed it down to five non-profits that we felt would benefit the most from using the dollies in their daily work, and we’re blessed to be able to contribute something that will, in turn, help the needy.” The following five organizations benefited:
Food Finders is a multiregional food bank and food rescue program. It picks up donated food and distributes it to missions, shelters and domestic agencies to feed the needy and impoverished. On average, Food Finders helps feed 16,000 people a day.
The Mental Health Association of Orange County was founded in 1958 as a grassroots effort to provide resources and referrals for persons impacted by mental illness. MHA has grown during the past 53 years, with 16,000 persons served last year. MHA’s services are based on the psychosocial rehabilitation model, so all programs are client-driven and based on individual goals that enhance life satisfaction and promote independence and self-sufficiency.
The Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children since 1972. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. Senior citizens and neighborhood families also come for the meals or to attend worship services.
Long Beach Organic, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has existed for 17 years. With seven gardens in Long Beach, it has two more that are being developed at this time. It has more than 200 members who “rent” (per a lease) a 10’x10’ plot to grow edibles and/or flowers, succulents, etc. It also works with schools and youth groups to encourage a green lifestyle and to offer community service hours.
The Quietly Working Foundation for The Children of Fallen Soldiers is a non-political, non-denominational, non-profit organization focused on meeting the needs of children who have lost a parent serving in the United States Armed Forces. The motivation behind the foundation is for these children to know that U.S. citizens recognize their loss, and are committed to helping them achieve their highest potential in life.