Joy in the City

Joy in the City is a safe and socially distant day of generosity. Antioch Church of Long Beach hosts private and public giveaways of household goods, kitchenware, personal care items, baby items, furniture, and more to those in need.  With these giveaways, we seek to give the community hope, love, encouragement, and relief from the effects of these unprecedented times.

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Please read through our most frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please email us at assistant@antiochlb.com

What is the Joy in the City giveaway?

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Joy in the City is an initiative that Antioch Church of Long Beach is conducting this year to be a light during these unprecedented times. With these giveaways, we seek to provide the community with hope, encouragement, compassion, and relief from the effects of this unsettling pandemic.

Where is the giveaway located?

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240 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802

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What items are part of the giveaways?

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We have furniture, kitchenware, toys, baby items, hygiene products, household items, and so much more.

Are the giveaways safe and socially distant?

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Yes, we are being extra cautious, and making sure the giveaway is safe for the community. All attendees and volunteers are required to wear masks and temperatures are checked before attendees can enter the building. We use shopping windows during the giveaways to ensure social distancing and limit the number of people in the space at all times.

How often are the giveaways?

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Giveaways are subject to item and staff availability. Some giveaways are private, for organization and nonprofits that we partner with, while other giveaways are open to the public. If you would like to receive information about the giveaways, please sign up for our mailing list here.

How do I register for the Joy in the City giveaway?

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To receive the giveaway registration link, you’ll need to be on our mailing list. Registration fills up quickly, so be sure to register right away. Sign up here.

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What if the registration is full, can I still come for the giveaway?

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We must keep the giveaways safe and socially distant, so please do not show up on the day of the giveaway if you did not register. Only those with confirmed registrations will be given entry into the building.

How long are the giveaways?

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The giveaways are usually from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Should I arrive extra early for the giveaway?

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No, please only arrive 10 minutes before your assigned shopping window. This will help us keep the flow of the giveaway running smoothly.

What do I need to bring with me to the giveaway?

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Please bring your state ID or driver's license and a mask. We will provide you with bags for your items. Please also have a plan in place for how you will transport any bigger items you receive during the giveaway.

What are the rules and regulations of the giveaways?

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1. You may register  for yourself only, you may not register multiple times, or use multiple names or email addresses.

2. You may only attend during your ONE assigned shopping window.

3. You must provide a state ID or driver’s license to enter the giveaway.

4. If you are not able to attend the giveaway event for whatever reason, please let us know, and please do not forward your registration to anyone else. They will not be able to use it, as registration to the giveaway is non transferable.

5. Joy in the City will go on RAIN OR SHINE, so please plan accordingly.

6. Please arrive 10 minutes before your assigned shopping window. Please do not arrive any earlier than that.

7. Please be respectful of our staff and volunteers.

8. Please wear a mask, and social distance when waiting to to enter the giveaway

*Anyone caught not following the rules, will be disqualified from future giveaways

Can you hold specific items for me?

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In order to be fair, all items for the giveaways are first come, first serve. For the bigger items, like furniture, we conduct a raffle during each assigned shopping window.

If I win a big item, such as furniture, can you hold the item for me until I can pick it up?

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All winning items must be picked up by 3:00pm on the day of the giveaway. Please make arrangements beforehand, and have a plan for how you will transport the larger items. Items not picked up by 3:00pm will go to the next person.

I would like to be a volunteer for Joy in the City. How can I do that?

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering! You can access our volunteer application here or email assistant@antiochlb.com

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