Our Mission

Love in the Mirror cultivates youth-led, service-focused initiatives to create a positive impact in the world through meaningful programs for all members of the community. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our federal tax i.d. is 27-1309206

Love in the Mirror

Love in the Mirror began with the love of Jonas, a 6-year-old boy who wanted to help kids that were less fortunate than him by giving them things he felt no child should live without. The idea grew into a non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth, while at the same time, kids like Jonas can gain the ability to develop self-esteem and learn great leadership skills. With the support of dedicated adults, these kids can grow into great community leaders and feel good about themselves, while they offer those in need clothes, toiletries, learning materials, toys and a chance to be happy so they can look in the mirror and love what they see.

“Every child should look in the mirror and love what they see.” Jonas Corona, Age 6

 

Media & Press

For Press/Media Related Inquiries: press@loveinthemirror.org

Volunteer

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Supporters


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Community Partners

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For more information about becoming a Supporter or Community Partner contact us at info@loveinthemirror.org.

Officers

448-web-1Jonas Corona, Founder

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln

Jonas began volunteering at the age of 4 in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. 2 years later, he decided to take it one step further and start his own organization to benefit homeless youth. Since then, the organization has provided over 45,000 people with basic necessities like food, clothing and hygiene items. He has organized drives, picked up donations and inspired thousands of people. Along with attending school and running a non-profit organization, Jonas spends the rest of his time playing tennis. He believes everyone can make a difference no matter how old they are.

 

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” Dr. Seuss

Maximus Corona was born in Long Beach, CA and has been volunteering since the age of 4 when he began helping his mom pickup and deliver food to a women’s shelter for a local food bank. After attending Love in the Mirror’s 1st G.I.V.E. Youth Empowerment Workshop, he became inspired and decided he wanted to help out more. Out of his love for the ocean, he founded Ocean Maximus to help address the issue of trash in the ocean. Along with speaking to students at local schools about how trash ends up in the ocean, he adopted a local beach. Since 2014, he has organized 7 beach clean-ups in his hometown of Long Beach, CA. Volunteers of all ages join Maximus to help pick up trash at the beach. On average, there are 15-20 volunteers at each event who help pick up trash. When Maximus is not organizing beach clean-ups, he works with Love in the Mirror doing research, donation sorting, delivery and event planning. He also sits on their Youth Advisory Board. Maximus has volunteered over 800 hours since the age of 4. In his spare time, he loves listening to music, cooking, acting, coding and everything space related.

 

Renee Corona, Executive Director

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” Dalai Lama

The Ricki Lake Show, Jonas and Ricki


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Ricki Lake, Talk Show Host Bio

“Jonas’s commitment to help homeless youth at such a young age is inspiring.” Ricki Lake, The Ricki Lake Show

A pop culture icon who has built a career on her candid, “straight talk” sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature, Ricki Lake has maintained a worldwide fan base that is a true cross-section of age and ethnicity. Her approachable appeal has charmed international movie and television audiences for more than two decades, and she has managed to reinvent herself at every stage of her career. As “Tracy Turnblad,” the zaftig heroine of the original John Waters’ film HAIRSPRAY, Lake made an acting debut that positioned her as an “entertainer to watch” in Hollywood. Later, with a surprise turn as a talk show host, she met with unprecedented success and earned her place as a beloved media personality across the globe.

Ricki made her much-anticipated return to TV with The Ricki Lake Show, an all-new talk show from Twentieth Television in September 2012. Lake has also completed work on a memoir, NEVER SAY NEVER: FINDING A LIFE THAT FITS, for Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint, on shelves now. She has, in addition, become an online voice for mothers, providing editorial contributions to outlets including Momformation – all while showcasing her dancing ability as a beloved finalist on Season 13 of ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS.

Some of her latest roles – surprisingly, an independent filmmaker, family advocate and author – have kept her uniquely charming perspective firmly in the public’s consciousness. Lake executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and examined natural childbirth in the United States. Lake and director Abby Epstein released a four-part, follow-up DVD series, MORE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, in 2011 offering invaluable information and featuring birth stories from some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities.

The Young Icons, Jonas Corona

Jonas Corona was featured on a segment of the nationally syndicated show “The Young Icons” which aired on KTLA April 30, 2011.

Features stories about America's best and finest youths. World-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.
Features stories about America’s best and finest youths. World-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

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Compton-Herald

Holiday year-end events planned

Signal Hill Tribune

A dream to give

Beachcomber Newspaper

Fiercely Fighting Homelessness

Vida en el Valle

Jonas Corona’s help to Los Angeles homeless prompts a Latino Spirit Award today (May 1)

Long Beach Post

13-Year-Old Long Beach Nonprofit Founder Honored with Nickelodeon’s Halo Award

Compton Herald

Long Beach youth Nickelodeon HALO Award honoree

SoCal City Kids

Local youth wins Nickelodeon HALO Award

K12 Blog

CAVA Student Wins 2016 Nickelodeon Halo Award for Volunteerism

Buzzfeed

10 Inspiring Kids Who Are Making The World A Better Place

Time for Kids – Your $ with Jean Chatsky

Helping Hands

Press Telegram

Long Beach boy on a mission to warm the toes of the homeless this holiday

Signal Hill Tribune

They’re 50, he’s 10!

The Press Telegram

Long Beach boy, 10, is honored for starting homeless charity

Huffington Post

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Jefferson Awards Globe Changers Love in the Mirror

Patch.com

So Cal kids in running for ‘Huggable Heroes’ title

The Press Telegram
Long Beach boy started non-profit Love in the Mirror after trip to Skid Row

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Socks and So Much More: How an 8-Year-Old CEO Is Helping the Underprivileged

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Our Mission

Love in the Mirror cultivates youth-led, service-focused initiatives to create a positive impact in the world through meaningful programs for all members of the community. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our federal tax i.d. is 27-1309206

Love in the Mirror

Love in the Mirror began with the love of Jonas, a 6-year-old boy who wanted to help kids that were less fortunate than him by giving them things he felt no child should live without. The idea grew into a non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth, while at the same time, kids like Jonas can gain the ability to develop self-esteem and learn great leadership skills. With the support of dedicated adults, these kids can grow into great community leaders and feel good about themselves, while they offer those in need clothes, toiletries, learning materials, toys and a chance to be happy so they can look in the mirror and love what they see.

“Every child should look in the mirror and love what they see.” Jonas Corona, Age 6

 

G.I.V.E.

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What is G.I.V.E.?

“Grow, Inspire, Volunteer, and Educate” or “G.I.V.E.” is an online show where the host (Jonas Corona) the creator of Love In The Mirror talks informs the viewer how he/she can help out and do good in their community. The program

discusses topics such as Homelessness and poverty, Pollution on your streets and how to deal with it, and he talks about how anybody can GIVE back in their community.

How you can help out?

To help the show grow, it would mean a lot to donate and make a HUGE difference on the quality and content we put out!

(Donate!)

How do I watch it?

To watch our lovely show you can go to this link here which takes you to the Love In The Mirror YouTube Channel and from there you can see all our episodes.

Love In The Mirror YouTube

Contact

For General Inquiries: info@loveinthemirror.org

Mailing Address:

Love in the Mirror
PO Box 7261
Long Beach, CA 90807

Text or Call (562) 433-5100

Trash It! Launching Fall 2019

Trash It! is a new Love in the Mirror program aimed to provide every classroom a no-cost, clean-up kit. Launching April 2019.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanut ButterJelly Community Event Since December 2012, we have made over 45,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the help of community members. We have hosted events at our site for the staff members and families of local businesses, at local schools, churches, schools and at our office for a Holiday event and for Global Youth Service Day. This is a great team-building and community-building event that is fun and inspiring for all ages.

If you would like more information on how to schedule an event , please call us at 562-433-5100 or email us at info@loveinthemirror.org.

 

 

Schedule your event today.

Download the Peanut Butter Jelly Time informational flyer 

Sponsor A Family

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Would you like to sponsor a family for the holidays? Fill out the form and we will provide you with a basic wishlist from the family.

Thank you for your help!

Ways to Help

So you wanna help?
Think about starting a drive or an event to help out kids in need!

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History

Who is Jonas?

Jonas began volunteering when he was just 4 years old by feeding homeless people on Skid Row with his mom and aunt Janet. It was just 2 short years later that he decided to take it one step further and start his own organization to benefit homeless youth. Since then, Jonas has helped over 7,000 people with basic necessities like food and clothes. He has organized drives, picked up donations, spoke in front of hundreds of people and inspired everyone he meets. Along with running his own organization and helping thousands of people, young Jonas attends the local bilingual charter, New City where he will be entering the 4th grade in the fall of 2012. He spends the rest of his spare time playing tennis under Valter Paiva at the Billie Jean King Tennis center in Long Beach, and piano with his music teacher Jewel. Jonas is a strict vegetarian, loves to draw, play with his brother, cousins and friends, and enjoys being part of a traditional Aztec dance circle. Jonas believes that everyone can make a difference no matter how old you are or where you came from.

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” Arab Proverb

Why was Love in the Mirror started?


(Letter Above that Jonas wrote when he was 6 years old about why he started Love in the Mirror)

Hi my name is Jonas. I got the idea to start love in the mirror when I went with my mom to feed the homeless. I help out by stirring the punch or hot chocolate and giving them clothes. I go every month with my mom and my aunt. One time there were homeless kids and they were very hungry. They waited in line behind everybody so they could get a plate of food and some clothes there were no kid’s clothes for them. It made me feel sad because I wish nobody was homeless and they had lots of food to eat and they could have a home. Every month I go back to feed the homeless because there’s homeless people that don’t have food and they are starving and they don’t have food to eat or they sleep on the ground because they don’t have a bed to sleep on and I go to feed the homeless people because they don’t have a home or they don’t have anything to play with. I don’t know why we can’t go every day because they can’t afford to buy food so we just do it once a month so we wait for each month for them to buy the food and to feed the homeless people. I want to help kids because they don’t have food, clothes, toys and some don’t go to school. I want to help them out so they can feel happy for themselves and thankful for people like me. It makes me feel happy that I am helping and that is why I wanted to start love in the mirror. I chose the name because it reminds me of a song and the song makes me think of people who don’t have toys and clothes because every kid should look in the mirror and love themselves.

With all the love in my heart,

Jonas

(November, 2009)

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Be the Change Benefit

Save the Date – July 8, 2017

 

Photos from our past Be the Change Benefits

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Thank you to everyone who attended and/or donated to our event this year! We had a great time! Photos from our Annual fundraiser on October 17, 2015 in Long Beach, CA.

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Thank you to all our donors and attendees for the 2015 Be the Change Benefit.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Aroma Di Roma
  • Buonos Authentic Pizzeria
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Costco
  • Dr. & Mrs. Corradi
  • Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • First Serve Tennis
  • Gina M. Woodruff Art Gallery
  • Halper Fine Art
  • Kiwi Nail Lounge
  • Knotts Berry Farm
  • LA Galaxy
  • Lagunitas Brewing
  • Lazy Acres Market
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Maximus and Jonas Corona
  • Medieval Times Tournament & Dinner
  • Mr. & Mrs. Maioriello
  • Mr. & Mrs. Muñeton
  • Open Sesame
  • Shantelle Lorraine
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Sweet Embellishments
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Total Wine & More
  • Trader Joes Bixby Knolls
  • Valter Paiva Tennis Academy
  • Wheel of Fortune

Officers

Jonas Royal Corona, Founder and Chief Changer

Every child should look in the mirror and love what they see” Jonas Corona

Jonas Corona was born in Torrance, CA and has been a resident of Long Beach, CA  since he was 2 years old. He is the oldest of two boys in the Corona house and has a dog named Frida Pawhlo. Jonas founded Love in the Mirror at the age of 6 after witnessing children in line for food during one of his monthly visits to Skid Row. In his spare time, while he is not inspiring others to create change, he plays tennis and wants to become a professional tennis player when he grows up. In 2010, Jonas was named one of Lily’s Hero’s from Kidsareheroes.com and was a 2012 recipient of the EverGive Award from Everloop.com. He was also selected as one of the 2012 48 People of Character for the Character Counts School Agendas and was recently recognized as one of Long Beach, CA’s 40 Under 40, by lbpost.com. Jonas has also been honored to be named as one of the 2013 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes finalists and was selected as a 2013 Special Recognition Grand Marshal for the Annual Long Beach Pride Parade. He was recently named as the Nickelodeon HALO Award 2016 Honoree, a 2017 Newtown Kindness Honoree and won the Dynamic Youth Award for the 2017 Latino Spirit Awards.

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Renee Corona, Executive Director

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ” Lao Tzu

After receiving a BA in Business Administration, Renee entered law school. During her first year of law school, she and her 6 year-old son Jonas started Love in the Mirror, with the idea of eradicating homelessness among the youth population in Los Angeles.  During the past 10 years, Renee has done everything she can to help her son achieve his dream and realize the idea behind Love in the Mirror. Throughout her adult life, Renee has volunteered for several non-profit organizations, by feeding homeless on Skid Row and delivering food donations to local shelters with her son Maximus, and volunteered at the Aquarium of the Pacific with both of her sons. Renee also wants to help the fight against cancer, which claimed the life of her father in 2008.  She accepted a nomination and ran as a candidate for the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign for the greater Los Angeles chapter and helped LLS raise a record-breaking $700,000 in 10-weeks for cancer research and patient services. Along with being active in the community, Renee currently runs the office at an elite tennis academy and spends her free time with her husband and two sons.

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Maximus Jupiter Corona, Change Maker

“All you need is love” John Lennon

Maximus was born and raised in  Long Beach, CA. He is the younger brother of Jonas. Maximus began volunteering with his Mom, Renee when he was 4 years old  by helping her pick up and deliver donated food to local shelters. He loves helping his older brother out and is always on the frontline with Jonas, sorting donations, delivering them to those in need, helping organize drives and create new projects and programs. Along with helping people, Maximus loves the ocean and all of its inhabitants, boxing and the cello. He is a vegetarian and loves to cook. Maximus has started his own project called Ocean Maximus to help teach other children how they can keep trash out of the ocean. Currently, Maximus is working on a project to get more school-aged children involved with helping to keep trash out of the ocean, creating a Love in the Mirror video series and helping out with the organizational stuff.

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The Ricki Lake Show, Jonas and Ricki

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Ricki Lake, Talk Show Host Bio

“Jonas’s commitment to help homeless youth at such a young age is inspiring.”

A pop culture icon who has built a career on her candid, “straight talk” sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature, Ricki Lake has maintained a worldwide fan basethat is a true cross-section of age and ethnicity. Her approachable appeal has charmed international movie and television audiences for more than two decades, and she has managed to reinvent herself at every stage of her career. As “Tracy Turnblad,” the zaftig heroine of the original John Waters’ film HAIRSPRAY, Lake made an acting debut that positioned her as an “entertainer to watch” in Hollywood. Later, with a surprise turn as a talk show host, she met with unprecedented success and earned her place as a beloved media personality across the globe.

Ricki made her much-anticipated return to TV with The Ricki Lake Show, an all-new talk show from Twentieth Television in September 2012. Lake has also completed work on a memoir, NEVER SAY NEVER: FINDING A LIFE THAT FITS, for Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint, on shelves now. She has, in addition, become an online voice for mothers, providing editorial contributions to outlets including Momformation – all while showcasing her dancing ability as a beloved finalist on Season 13 of ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS.

Some of her latest roles – surprisingly, an independent filmmaker, family advocate and author – have kept her uniquely charming perspective firmly in the public’s consciousness. Lake executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and examined natural childbirth in the United States. Lake and director Abby Epstein released a four-part, follow-up DVD series, MORE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, in 2011 offering invaluable information and featuring birth stories from some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities.

The Young Icons, Jonas Corona

The Young Icons, Jonas Corona

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Promo Videos

G.I.V.E Youth Empowerment Workshop, October 30th – December 4th 2012

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Summer Gala

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Who is Ocean Maximus

 

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Born in Long Beach, CA, Maximus “Max” Jupiter Corona is the younger of 2 boys in the Corona House. Max began volunteering with his Mom at Food Finders (foodfinders.org), where he helped pick up and deliver food donations to women and children shelters in the community. He assisted his older brother with his non-profit Love in the Mirror for several years. After attending a youth empowerment workshop hosted by Love in the Mirror, he decided he wanted to do more for the ocean and its’ inhabitants. He began Ocean Max. through Ocean Max, he visited local schools and spoke to young students about how their trash can end up in the ocean through the storm drains. He also showed them how to use recycled items from their house to create art projects. In January, 2014, he hosted his first Beach Clean-up in partnership with the California Coastal Commission and the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department of the City of Long Beach.  Max loves making stop motion movies, swimming and is a vegetarian. He wants to be a film director when he grows up.

Annual Toy Drive and Giveaway

2017

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The Real -Jonas Corona on Serving the Homeless

http://thereal.com/videos/0-cqx54uhq/Jonas and the Real Cast

Jonas shares why he started his non-profit and his mom chimes in on helping him. This 11-year-old has been on a mission to serve the homeless since he was 6 years old. With his very own nonprofit organization, Jonas Corona runs an annual sock drive to help those less fortunate stay warm. Watch this young visionary share his story. (Aired October 2014)

History

Why was Love in the Mirror started?

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(Letter Above that Jonas wrote when he was 6 years old about why he started Love in the Mirror)

Hi my name is Jonas. I got the idea to start love in the mirror when I went with my mom to feed the homeless. I help out by stirring the punch or hot chocolate and giving them clothes. I go every month with my mom and my aunt. One time there were homeless kids and they were very hungry. They waited in line behind everybody so they could get a plate of food and some clothes there were no kid’s clothes for them. It made me feel sad because I wish nobody was homeless and they had lots of food to eat and they could have a home. Every month I go back to feed the homeless because there’s homeless people that don’t have food and they are starving and they don’t have food to eat or they sleep on the ground because they don’t have a bed to sleep on and I go to feed the homeless people because they don’t have a home or they don’t have anything to play with. I don’t know why we can’t go every day because they can’t afford to buy food so we just do it once a month so we wait for each month for them to buy the food and to feed the homeless people. I want to help kids because they don’t have food, clothes, toys and some don’t go to school. I want to help them out so they can feel happy for themselves and thankful for people like me. It makes me feel happy that I am helping and that is why I wanted to start love in the mirror. I chose the name because it reminds me of a song and the song makes me think of people who don’t have toys and clothes because every kid should look in the mirror and love themselves.

With all the love in my heart,

Jonas

(November, 2009)

Jonas age 8 Skid Row

Nickelodeon HALO Awards, Jonas

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Nick Cannon on HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Awards

The 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees are truly outstanding role models for this young generation and I can’t wait to celebrate them at this one-of-a-kind concert event,” said Cannon. “The passion and commitment of these four teens have enabled them to bring about social change, helping thousands of kids around the world and inspiring countless others. That’s what HALO is all about.

Photo Courtesy of Nickelodeon

The 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards will feature: global chart-topper Jason Derulo performing a medley of his greatest hits; multi-platinum recording artist and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld and production duo Grey, with a performance of “Starving,” featuring Grammy-winning DJ and producer Zedd, who will also take the lead for an all-star finale; pop singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, with her inspiring hit “Scars To Your Beautiful;” and multi-platinum artist Daya, performing her girl-power anthem, “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” Additionally, Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa will make her TV performance debut with her viral anti-bullying hit “Boomerang.”

This year’s Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees are:

  • Grace Callwood, 12, Abingdon, Md. – Grace Callwood was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven. After gaining weight from the chemotherapy, she donated her brand new back-to-school clothes to two girls who had recently lost everything in a fire. This act of kindness inspired Callwood to start the We Cancerve Movement, Inc., an organization that creates activities to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster children through events and donated goods. Through the efforts of nearly 2000 volunteers, We Cancerve has been able to help over 3,700 kids in need.
  • Jonas Corona, 13, Long Beach, Calif. – Jonas Corona was inspired to help others after meeting a homeless kid his own age on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Corona started his own organization, Love in the Mirror, which provides disadvantaged youth and their families with basic necessities such as food, clothing and learning materials. Over 45,000 homeless people have been impacted by the organization’s fundraising and donation efforts.
  • Lillian Pravda, 16, New York, N.Y. – After undergoing several surgeries to correct a cataract, Lillian Pravda learned that not every child in need of eye care is able to receive it. Pravda initially started Vision for and from Children to help comfort young patients in a pediatric surgical unit, but soon grew it into an organization that supports children across the globe by providing access to sight-saving surgeries and vision services.
  • Chris Suggs, 16, Kinston, N.C. In response to the rising crime rate and education problems in his hometown, Chris Suggs created Kinston Teens, Inc. to help provide local youth with civic and community service opportunities. Over 1300 kids have participated in Kinston Teens projects to date, which include street cleanups, voter registration drives, mentoring programs and a youth leadership summit.

2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards will also feature appearances by stars from Nick’s hit series The Thundermans and School of Rock. During the special, the fan-favorite stars will help raise money for the organizations of the HALO Award honorees by going head-to-head in classic arcade games.

Beginning today, nick.com/halo16 and the Nick App will be the official digital destinations for all things HALO. Kids can learn about the Nickelodeon HALO Awards, watch original short form videos, flip through exclusive show pics, take interactive polls, hit rockin’ Do Not Touch buttons and find out which stars will be singing the songs you love alongside Nick Cannon at the concert event of the season. During the Nov. 27 premiere, kids will be able to watch the concert unfold through real-time updates to our content stream featuring behind-the-scenes photos, videos and memes. Kids will also be able to interact with the show through our second-screen experience, where they can create their own shareable memes, play along in real time during each challenge and unlock exclusive content throughout the broadcast.

Presenting sponsors of the 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards are Denny’s, JCPenney and Spin Master. Each of this year’s sponsors will be raising awareness for their respective causes–Denny’s Hungry for Education scholarship program, JCPenney’s national partnership with the Y, and Spin Master’s The Toy Movement–through activations that will be integrated into the show.

The 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Nick Cannon, Elizabeth Kelly, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years.

Source: Nickelodeon

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Love in Mirror is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Our federal tax i.d. is 27-1309206.  We rely on the generous support of our wonderful donors. Thank you for your generosity.

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Secret Millionaire, Jonas and Hilary

Secret Millionaire, Jonas and Hilary

Hilary DeCesare

I wasn’t expecting to have a real connection with an 8 year old. I think Jonas is a wake up call for all of us.

Hilary DeCesare is a co-founder and CEO of Everloop.com, the leading social media site devoted to giving kids under 13 a safe place online to connect with friends and express their creativity without fear of bullying, inappropriate conversations or stalkers. As a recognized expert in child and parent safety online, Hilary was invited to The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in 2011 and taught kids about Internet safety through Tweenangels, a division of WiredSafety. After a personal battle with cancer, Hilary felt a need to find ways to give back, Hilary used her expertise and state of the art technology to launch everloop.com. Shortly thereafter, she launched EverGive to support charities devoted to youth. She also serves on the board of directors for the Max Cure Foundation, dedicated to finding medical cures that save children’s lives.

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Annual Personal Hygiene Collection Drive

We need your help collecting personal hygiene items, which are distributed to people who are experiencing homelessness. With these kits, we not only help out people in need, we also teach young people how to make a difference and learn the importance of volunteering. Our goal is to collect enough items to create 10,000 kits each year. Email us to find out how you can help.

 

 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Margarita Solorzano-Muñeton, Director/Chair

Steve Corona, Director/Treasurer

Mary Bartolini, Director/Secretary

Nick McNally, Director

Neil Opdahl, Director

Jonas Corona, Director

Awards and Recognitions

 2017 Latino Spirit Award – Dynamic Youth Award

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 prudential spirit award2014 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Distinguished Finalist

peace-first2014 Peace First Finalist

congress 2013 California State Congress Recognition

2013 Jonas was honored with the Human Dignity Award from the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program at the 50th Annual Dinner and Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award Celebration

babwhh_header2013 Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes Honoree

Jonas Mayor Bob Foster Nancy Foster2013 Grand Marshal – Special Recognition for the Long Beach Pride Parade

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2013 Long Beach’s 40 Under 40 Honoree

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 2012-2013: Jonas was chosen as one of the 48 People of Character for the Character Counts School Agendas which profile individuals that have been chosen based upon how well their lives or their individual actions represent one of the Six Pillars of Character® and a corresponding character trait. The corresponding character trait for Jonas is CARING. *CHARACTER COUNTS! and The Six Pillars of Character are registered trademarks of Josephson Institute.

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Love in the Mirror Children’s Library

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Love in the Mirror Children’s Library was moved from the Long Beach Free Store, which closed September 2013 and currently donates books to organizations who help low-income children around the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Jonas had been working on this project since he found out that children who do not have permanent residence could not apply for a library card. This has since changed but one can never have enough books. With the support of our donors and the community, we have collected books for all ages and currently give away thousands of books during the year and another thousand during out toy giveaway in December.

To make a book donation, please email info@loveinthemirror.org

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Ocean Maximus

For more information email: maximus@loveinthemirror.org

Maximus was born in Long Beach, CA and has been volunteering since the age of 4 when he began helping his mom pickup and deliver food for a local food bank. After attending Love in the Mirror’s 1st G.I.V.E. Youth Empowerment Workshop, he became inspired and decided he wanted to help out more. Out of his love for the ocean, he founded Ocean Maximus to help address the issue of trash in the ocean. Along with speaking to students at local schools about how trash ends up in the ocean, he adopted a local beach. Since 2014, he has organized 10 beach clean-ups in his hometown of Long Beach, CA. Volunteers of all ages join Maximus to help pick up trash at the beach. On average, there are 15-20 volunteers at each event who help pick up trash. When Maximus is not organizing beach clean-ups, he works with Love in the Mirror doing research, donation sorting, delivery and event planning. He also sits on their Youth Advisory Board. Maximus has volunteered over 800 hours since the age of 4. In his spare time, he loves listening to music, cooking, acting, coding and everything space related.

More 2018 Beach Clean-up dates to be announced soon.

Join us at one of our All-age Beach Clean-up with Ocean Maximus. This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents to introduce their children to giving back to the community!

All Ages Welcome!

Between 19th Pl & Molino Ave
Parking below Long Beach Museum of Art
(Nearest cross streets are Junipero and Ocean Blvd)

WIN Great Prizes for helping out! Groups welcome!  Community Service Hours Given!

All gloves and collection bags will be provided by the California Coastal Commission through the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department of the City of Long Beach. For more information about the City’s Adopt A Beach Program (562) 570-4876

Annual School Supply Collection Drive

We need your help collecting school supply items, which are distributed to students in need. Our goal is to to collect enough items to create 500 filled backpacks.

Love in the Mirror in Schools


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We are always looking for bright, creative inspiring young individuals to join Jonas and Love in the Mirror. If you are either a teacher or student interested in learning more about how your class or school can help support the work we do, send us a message using the contact form below or email us at info@loveinthemirror.org.