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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.

There’s 2 More Big Sunday’s Midsummer Community Cruises!

Our July San Pedro Harbor was such a smash, we’re doing it again – and again! We're again hosting all kinds of deserving folks on a special cruise through San Pedro Harbor. Many of these nice people have never been on a boat before! We need volunteers to host, be friendly, hand out donuts (of course!) and help out where needed. The next two cruises are on August 3 and August 10, from 10 – noon. There will be coffee and donuts, lots of nice people onboard, and lots of cool sea life in the water. (And hopefully not vice-versa.) Want to get onboard? Contact rob@bigsunday.org. These events are sponsored by the Israeli American Council and Billy Ray, and Adrienne Matros. If you’d like to be a sponsor, too (we could use you!) contact adam@bigsunday.org.

 

Our 5th Annual Back to School Drive & Community Dinner!

Throughout the summer, we’ll be collecting items to give to grateful kids and teachers at low-income schools in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thousands of items have been requested from all kinds of schools, pre-school through high school. We’ll be sorting and packing up all the items on Thursday, August 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Then, we’ll top it off with our annual Back-to-School Community Dinner. If you’d like to help us collect, sort, pack or eat, please let us know! All ages are welcome. Groups welcome, too. Check out the schools we are collecting for and the Wish List here. Contact berenice@bigsunday.org. Yes, dessert last year was Twinkies and Ring Dings. Yes, everyone squawked. Yes, every last morsel was eaten.

 

Planning ahead?

Looking for ways to help this summer or fall? We’ve compiled an easy-to-read (and very colorful) list of Big Sunday events coming up in the next six months. It’s especially helpful if you’re looking to get a school, faith or business group involved. Contact rob@bigsunday.org and he’ll send you one.

 

TM@10 Going Strong, All Summer Long!

Each Thursday morning, from 10 – 11:30, we host a fun service project at our offices on Melrose. It’s a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help someone else. The food’s always good, and the company is always great! All ages are welcome. Our summer projects are great for kids – and we’re even hosting a few off-site. To sign up and for a full schedule, contact rob@bigsunday.org. TM@10 is made possible by a generous donation from Dreamworks Animation.

 

Those Cool Blue T-shirts

Many people admired the nifty blue Big Sunday t-shirts this year. (And that’s before you could tell how soft they are!) Well, you can have one of your own for just a $25.00 donation! For more info click here.

 

Thank Our Sponsors!

All Big Sunday events are always FREE to everyone. We’re able to do that thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors. This year’s major sponsors are The Kauffman-Skloff Family, The Rosenthal Family Foundation, and KKR, with additional extremely generous support from Cornerstone of Demand, Disney, The Home Depot, The Marilyn S. Broad Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Temple Israel of Hollywood, TriNet, and Kalosworks.org. Thank you all so much! (And by the way: most of these groups send tons of volunteers to help, too!)

 

Thank Our Sponsors! (Part II!)

This year’s generous Community Builders are The Adconion Media Group, Advil® #Relief in Action, Anne & Will Gates, Arrowhead Mountain Spring Waters, The Capital Group, Dreamworks Animation, Ina Coleman & Alan Wilson, Joshua L. & Lisa Z. Greer, Jill Soffer & Greg Adler, Moss-Adams LLP, Paramount Pictures, Parsons Corporation, Proskauer, Relativity Media, Tichenor & Thorp Architects, and Wasserman Media Group. Thank you so much for your time, talent and sweat, too!

 

Do You Want to Be a Big Sunday Sponsor?

Have you ever noticed that Big Sunday events are always free to everyone? We’re able to do that because of the generous donations of all kinds of sponsors – businesses, foundations and individuals. Sponsorships come with all kinds of benefits – starting with knowing you’ve made a great difference! – and this year start at just $1000. (Really!) Interested? Contact adam@bigsunday.org. Of course, at Big Sunday we always appreciate all kinds of donations at any level. To make a donation, click here.

 

Have You Seen theARTlist?

Big Sunday is proud to unveil theARTlist, our new online listing of performances, screenings, exhibits, readings, openings and more. This large – and growing! – list is a great way to publicize your event. We will include any listing from individuals, groups, nonprofits or schools. The one rule: You have to have somehow, some way, been involved with some Big Sunday project. To add your listing, please contact theartlist@bigsunday.org. And many thanks to the generous donors who made this happen: Tichenor & Thorp Architects, plus Linda Brettler & Matthew Weiner, David Gordon & Donna Schwarzbach, Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary, and the Arnold & Edna Weber Family Fund.

 

Big Sunday Featured in the Los Angeles Times

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.

 

Have you checked our theBIGlist lately?

Got stuff? Big Sunday has an easy way for you to dispose of items you no longer need! theBIGlist connects nonprofits and schools with local donors. It’s just gone through a major upgrade (thanks, Marilyn S. Broad Foundation!), and is bigger and busier than ever. The list has helped us find grateful new homes for items that range from furniture and appliances to electronics, baby strollers/cribs, concert tickets and even pets. Donations are tax-deductible, and recipients can connect directly with donors to coordinate item pick-up! Check out theBIGlist HERE. Questions? Contact nick@bigsunday.org.

 

Corporate Days of Service More Popular Than Ever

Is your company looking to do a community service day? Great! Big Sunday is frequently hired to plan events large and small. Our corporate days of service are unusual and our goal is to make them meaningful, impactful and, of course, fun. We’ve hosted all kinds of events at schools, clinics, shelters, per rescues, parks, and more. For more info, contact david@bigsunday.org.

Our Really Big Community Calendar

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Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins!!!

Quotes

Our family had a great time volunteering at the Orange County Islamic Center! We have been participating in Big Sunday since 2005 and we love it. This is always a great way to spend quality time as a family and teach kids our kids’ valuable and meaningful ways to give to others. Our goal is to try and participate throughout the year instead of on one weekend. Thank you for allowing us to be of service.

    

— L.M., Orange County Islamic Center (BSW)