This Thursday's Holiday Party

Venue changed to downtown LA

Hey there!

Join us on Thursday, 12/15, for our last event of the year, the #LongLA Holiday Party!

We unfortunately had to change our venue location last minute to downtown LA, but fear not, we will have plenty of heat lamps and warm beverages.

Why did we change the location? Well, it’s a long story, but the mansion owner thought he had all of the leverage to start demanding more money from us. Fortunately for us, the owner of Plug and Play came to our rescue to provide us with their beautiful venue at 1027 Wilshire.

We will offer a complimentary shuttle service from Santa Monica to downtown LA. Please grab your tickets today and fill out this form ASAP to sign up for the shuttle.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for contributing to this year’s charitable festivities!

Hawke Media, Dot.LA, BioscienceLA, ReweaveLA, Alliance for SoCal Innovation, Pacific Western Bank, UCLA LA BEST, Vice City, University Lab Partners, Factotum, Nuleep, PledgeLA, Biotech Connection LA, Cheers! TicketFairy, Fernish, BIB Technologies, Karma Automotive, Startup Starter, Story Inc, Lloyd Cellars, Titos, Dolce Vida, Passion Tree, Marquis, and Plug and Play.


  • Open bar 6-9 pm

  • All-you-can-eat tacos

  • Groovy tunes

  • Games

  • The best darn hot chocolate and coffee you can put your lips on

  • A food, toy, clothing, and gift card drive

  • Trunk show by ReWeaveLA

  • Party with a Purpose aficionados! 


  • New socks and/or underwear 

  • Canned food

  • Gas gift cards

  • Unwrapped toys 

View the list of approved items here:

Now for some fun with ChaptGPT: “write a standup routine making fun of mansion owners”

"Hey, have you guys ever met a mansion owner? I mean, talk about living in the lap of luxury! They've got more rooms in their house than they know what to do with. It's like, why do you need a room just for playing the piano, or a room just for storing your luggage? And don't even get me started on the bathroom situation. They've got, like, five bathrooms and they're always talking about how they 'accidentally' walked into the wrong one.

But the best part about mansion owners is how they try to act like they're normal people. They'll be like, 'Oh, I'm just going to my humble abode to watch some TV and eat some microwave popcorn.' And you're like, 'Dude, your humble abode has a home theater and a private chef.'

And then there's the whole issue of the guest rooms. Mansion owners always have to have a guest room ready for visitors, but who are they expecting? The Queen of England? Their college roommate who they haven't spoken to in 20 years? It's like, just because you have the space doesn't mean you have to fill it with people.

But I guess that's the thing about mansion owners: they just can't help but show off. They've got to have the biggest, the best, the most extravagant. It's like, we get it, you're rich. You don't have to rub it in our faces.

So the next time you meet a mansion owner, just remember: they may have a lot of rooms, but they're probably just as lonely as the rest of us."