The Affinity Group

At the Heart of Supporting Operation Teddy Bear®

The Affinity Group of the Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach

Do you believe every child should have a book at home to read?

Are you passionate about childhood education and inspiring children to be kind to one another? 

Are you committed to the idea students need educational tools (pencils, paper, crayons) to complete their homework?

Are you looking for a cause where you can meet fellow philanthropists who share your spirit of volunteering?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you sound like our newest Affinity Group member!

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About the Affinity Group

The Affinity Group was founded in 2005 as a support group for the Volunteer Center. Members of the Affinity Group work together to support Operation Teddy Bear and other Volunteer Center programs through fundraising events and projects, making a difference in the lives, education and futures of underserved children and their families. Affinity Group members pay annual dues and meet six times a year for regular/social meetings. 

Benefits include:

  • First chance to volunteer for the Operation Teddy Bear program
  • Friendship with a group of like-minded philanthropists
  • Involvement in special fundraising events
  • Public recognition on the Volunteer Center website
  • Monthly eNewsletters and special email updates 
  • Invitations to periodic Volunteer Center thank you parties and events

The Affinity Group supports Operation Teddy Bear

Join the Affinity Group

If you are interested in joining the Affinity Group, contact us at or (310) 212-5009 for more information.

Affinity Group Volunteers-in-Action during Operation Teddy Bear

Operation Teddy Bear Packing

Operation Teddy Bear Packing

Operation Teddy Bear classroom visits

Operation Teddy Bear distribution

Click here to learn more about Kids For Kids and the Affinity Group's other fundraising events!

Kids for Kids Fundraiser

Kids for Kids Fundraiser

Kids for Kids Fundraiser

Kids for Kids Fundraiser