The holiday season is upon us...and we've been in business a little over 4 months already. How did that happen, and where has the year gone!?
In an effort to bring some holiday cheer to local veterans who are struggling this season, Long Beach Coffee & Tea is hosting an “Angel Tree” in the shop. We have worked with local veteran outreach agencies to compile a list of names, branch they served in and items needed. We have put this information on ornaments which anyone can come in the shop and take to buy a gift for their veteran. Once they have the gift they can bring it to our shop (wrapped or unwrapped) and place it under the tree with the ornament. The veteran organizations will pick up these presents on Christmas Eve and distribute accordingly. There is no need to buy anything from our shop, we are just encouraging others to open their hearts this Christmas for those that gave to our country and us, from gift cards to razors to jackets and gloves... sometimes the things we take for granted others are struggling to obtain. Ornament pickups and gift drop-offs Mon-Thurs 7am-2pm, Fri-Sun 8am-5pm.
In addition to this, we also host "Veterans Café" every other Friday where veterans are encouraged to come hang out, enjoy some free coffee and pastries, and enjoy the company of other veterans. We do all we can to provide resources for housing, employment, necessities. Our doors are always open for our vets, and Tom is always here to provide support to his fellow veterans.