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

At the Heart of Supporting Operation Teddy Bear®

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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The Affinity Group of the Volunteer Center invites you to join us for bling, baubles, beads and more at our

Spring Bling Jewelry & Accessories Sale
Wednesday, April 10
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

At the Volunteer Center, 1230 Cravens Ave. in Torrance

Enjoy refreshments while you shop an assortment of chic, trendy, fun, antique and travel treasures, benefitting Operation Teddy Bear!


About the Affinity Group

The Affinity Group supports Operation Teddy BearThe 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

Join the Affinity Group

If you are interested in joining the Affinity Group, contact us at info@volcenter.org 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 - the Affinity Group's unique 2018 fundraiser!

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