Beach Cities Friends

About Beach Cities Friends

Beach Cities Friends was founded in 2002 by a small group of ladies from Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach with a passion for empowering families in our local communities through homeownership. Year after year, they work incredibly hard to raise funds and awareness for Habitat LA. One of their most successful annual fundraising events is Trivia Night. This is a fun and lively competition that raises more than $20,000 each time it is held in support of Habitat LA’s current projects. Since 2002, Beach Cities Friends has raised over $1 million to help build or renovate ten homes in partnership with Habitat LA and Habitat homeowners.

Every donation and helping hand is building a strong foundation for a family – an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes also help to Build a Greater Los Angeles by revitalizing, strengthening and stabilizing our local communities.

Annual Fundraisers

Trivia Night!
Save the date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Click here for pictures from our last fundraiser.

Click here to Register

Past Projects

Since 2002, Beach Cities Friends has had the privilege to partner with TEN homeowner families in Los Angeles and the South Bay!

Trivia Night

Beach Cities Friends will host its 7th Annual Trivia Night on September 16, 2017. Every year trivia enthusiasts come together for a friendly evening of competition that raises more than $20,000 in support of Habitat LA’s current projects.

Jimmy Carter Work Project

The 2007 Jimmy Carter Work Project brought hope, hammers and thousands of volunteers to Los Angeles to build 30 homes and repair nearly 70 more. The construction project featured the building of homes ranging in size from two-story duplexes to a three-story eight-plex.  Beach Cities Friends was proud to partner with two families in the JCWP.

A Brush with Kindness

This program was launched alongside the Jimmy Carter Work Project, with the goal of assisting homeowners that cannot physically or financially afford to maintain their homes. This renovation project includes 70 homes that Habitat for Humanity will be helping to preserve and improve neighborhoods.

Lawndale Build Site

Our ninth home is located in the city of Lawndale and was completed in December of 2011.

Contact Us

We’d love to reduce the amount of mail we send!  To help us with our database (so that we may inform you of the dates of our events) please email us at  We will NOT share your email with ANYONE!  Saving $500 on postage is a big deal to us.  100% of your donations go directly to Habitat LA, and we cover all costs.

We raise our funds from neighbors, friends, corporations and public and private foundations.  Please contact us if you have a contact or a lead who would be excited to hear about our efforts.

We are also looking for new and better events to raise funds and awareness.  Please contact us with your ideas.

BCF Committee Members include: Candy Currie,  Eve Currin, Cindy Hoag – Chair, Mary Hocking, Amy Howorth, Laura Lang and Leslie Whinfrey