Welcome to Big Sunday!
Our mission is to build community through community service. We believe that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else.
Please check out our wonderful new video. We love it. To us, it conveys exactly what we work hard to do at Big Sunday. Hope you like it, too!
Thanks to Cut & Run for their awesome work on the video, and to Venable LLP for making the introduction.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is hosting their annual retreat in Southern California. And they want to help out and give back while they’re here. So Big Sunday is excited to say that we’re planning a day for more than 400 (!) KKR volunteers from all over the world at 11 different grateful nonprofit sites. KKR employees will be painting, gardening, preparing food, cleaning, hosting a big party on Skid Row, and helping hardworking folks on Skid Row looking to re-enter the job market with all kinds of important business skills. Plus, leaving behind all kinds of great stuff like clothes, food, furniture, books, and lots more. We appreciate and applaud KKR’s incredible generosity of time and spirit.
Join us for our next TM@10 event at the Big Sunday offices (6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90038) on March 13 from 10:00 - 11:30 am. We will be decorating delicious cookies for area seniors for Saint Patrick’s Day. Our assortment of green frosting, sprinkles and more are sure to put a smile on the faces of recipients and volunteers alike! If you’d like to help, please contact Rob at email@example.com. Interested in being a sponsor of TM@10? Great! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check out the absolutely fantastic article about Big Sunday’s Valentine’s event in today’s LA Times. We love it because they totally “get” what we’re trying to do at Big Sunday, 52 weeks of the year. Many thanks to Nita Lelyveld for her wonderful reporting and to Lawrence K. Ho for his terrific photographs.
Join us in our quest to help disadvantaged infants on March 9 from 4 – 6 pm at Big Sunday headquarters (6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90038)! We’ll be holding a major diaper drive for the L.A. Diaper Drive onsite, as well as collecting clothes, books, food and furniture for babies on behalf of Baby 2 Baby. We’ll also be making quilts for preemies and gift bags for new babies—and their moms—who are in disadvantaged circumstances. If you are a baby, have a baby or have ever been a baby, there’s some way you can help! All ages are welcome. To get involved, contact Rob at email@example.com. Interested in being a Baby Day Sponsor? Great! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Sunday has an easy way for the public to dispose of larger items that are no longer of use and are taking up space in the garage and attic! Big Sunday’s theBIGlist is a simple online resource that connects nonprofits and schools with local donors. This resource has just gone through a major upgrade, and Big Sunday’s excited about its potential to fill the needs of the community on a larger scale. In the past, Big Sunday’s found grateful new homes for items in good condition that range from furniture and appliances to electronics, baby strollers/cribs, concert tickets and even pets. Donations are tax-deductible, and recipients from Greater Los Angeles connect directly with donors to coordinate item pick-up! Check out theBIGlist HERE. Questions? Contact email@example.com. A generous donation from the Marilyn S. Broad Foundation made theBIGlist’s revamp possible.
Our 2nd Annual Valentine-making, Bingo-playing Community Dinner was absolutely phenomenal! More than 300 volunteers flocked to Big Sunday to help make beautiful Valentine’s cards and love-inspired picture frames and gift bags for others in need of a little TLC for the upcoming holiday. Everyone also enjoyed several spirited games of bingo (with prizes!) along with dinner. Special thanks go to our fabulous sponsors— the Israeli American Council, Alison & Palmer West and Elizabeth & Yehuda Naftali—for helping to make this an amazing event.
Our 2nd Annual MLK Day Clothing Drive and Community Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2014, was a great success! Through the generosity of the Big Sunday community, we were able to fill nearly 300 bags full of clothing items for low-income individuals/families and persons struggling with disabilities, homelessness, domestic violence and more. Beneficiary organizations included Hike It Up, Homes for Life, Hope Mill, Jewish Family Services, MEND, Project New Hope, Transitional Veterans Home, Veterans Home of California and several others. We can’t say thank-you enough to all the incredible volunteers (more than 200 total) who showed up with armfuls of clothes and shoes to help people in need. We also would like to express our gratitude to everyone who helped collect and sort clothes and thanks to those who created lovely inspirational frames for others who could use a lift; these tasks were all performed with enthusiasm and a great spirit of service. To check out the fun, please see photos on our Facebook page. We hope you’ll follow our page!
Our February End of the Month Club (EOTMC) collection of granola bars and snacks turned out fabulously! In all, we collected 1,927 granola bars for Covenant House, a local nonprofit that serves homeless youth. Throughout March we are collecting Pasta & Sauce for SOVA Food Pantry, which supports individuals and families in need. If you have items you’d like to donate, feel free to drop them off at Big Sunday headquarters (6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90038) between now and March 19 at 9 a.m. To coordinate a collection at your school or workplace or for more info on EOTMC, please contact Paulette Light and Melanie Staggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Um, yes! Helping takes all forms, and we can’t do our work without your financial help. So yes – absolutely – and thanks! Please feel free to make a much-appreciated donation, in any amount, by clicking on the "Donate" button on the top left-hand corner of this page. If you’d like your donation to support any particular program, please specify that.
Are you an artist? Do you enjoy the arts? Do you support the arts? Big Sunday gets frequent - constant! - requests to let those in the Big Sunday community know about art events. In January, in the tradition of theBIGlist, we'll be introducing theARTlist, a special section of our website devoted to performances, exhibits, screenings, readings and other art events. We'll list your event, provided you have helped someone out at another Big Sunday event. Keep watching this space for more information. Interested in supporting theARTlist? Join our other sponsors today. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Is your company looking to do a community service day? Big Sunday is now available for hire to plan your event, large or small. Our corporate days of service are unusual and our goal is to make them meaningful, impactful and, of course, fun. In the past month we’ve done corporate service events from South L.A. (helping kids) to near Lancaster (helping pets). Click on the icon at the right to learn more about our Corporate Days of Service program.
All of us at S.A.R.A.H. want to thank the great folks at Big Sunday for embracing Orange County! We can alleviate pressure on our food banks, support our eco-system, brighten hearts, empower hands and build our community. Big Sunday is our Big Hero!