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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.

Happy Holidays!

What an amazing year it’s been! Big Sunday has planned, produced or promoted more than 2000 projects, involving more than 50,000 people of all ages and backgrounds – and touching at least that many more – from Australia to England. Of course, the best part of it is how many wonderful people we’ve met along the way, all looking for ways to make the world a better place. Thanks. We are taking a break now and will be back in the office on January 5.

Thanks to everyone everywhere who helped out, pitched in and gave back in so many different wonderful and inspiring ways. All of us at Big Sunday – David, Berenice, Rob, Ashannti, and Nick – send all our best wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday season, and and happy and healthy 2015!

Oh, and if you’re looking for ways to help until then, check out The 12th (or 13th) Annul Big Sunday Holiday List. (Details are below.)

 

Our 12th (or 13th) Annual Holiday List

Big Sunday’s 12th (or 13th) Annual Holiday Volunteering and Giving Opportunities List includes more than 200 ways (!) for folks of all ages to help between Thanksgiving and New Year’s throughout California. Please check out the list. Whether you want to donate time, talent, money or stuff, there’s something for you.

 

Want to help Big Sunday? (That would be so great!)(Thanks!)

You may have noticed that all Big Sunday events are free to all participants. That’s thanks to our many generous donors. People can donate at all levels, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. If you’d like to make a donation before the end of the year, that’s fantastic. (And thanks!) You can donate here. Or, you can send a check to Big Sunday, 6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

 

Coming in January: The 3rd Annual MLK Day Clothes Drive & Community Breakfast!

We’re often surprised by how many people simply don’t have enough clothes. So, once again, we’ll be collecting all kinds of clothes for all kinds of disadvantaged and grateful people. Volunteers are needed to count, sort, and fold the clothes. Sewers and ironers are needed, too! Of course, we’ll also all be enjoying breakfast together. We like to that this is in the spirit of Dr. King and something he’d have enjoyed.

We’ll be collecting clothes starting January 5. New and gently-used work clothes, casual clothes, and athletic wear needed. New socks and underwear (boxers, briefs and bras) are greatly appreciated, too! The sorting and breakfast will be at our offices on Melrose. All ages welcome. Admission is free. To volunteer or donate, contact rob@bigsunday.org. And, if you’d like to sponsor this event – sponsorships are $5000, $2500 and $1000 – please contact adam@bigsunday.org.

 

Big Sunday was featured on KTLA Channel 5 Morning News!

Check out the absolutely fantastic coverage of our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing event earlier today. Many thanks to Gayle Anderson, cameraman Dave Lopez and the entire KTLA Morning News crew for spending the morning with us and for their wonderful reporting.

View the Videos: Big Sunday Thanksgiving - KTLA Morning News

 

Every Thursday, Always at 10

Have you been to TM@10? It’s every Thursday morning at 10, at our offices on Melrose. We host a different service project and a friendly crowd, every week! Most weeks, we have someone from the nonprofit we’re helping to talk about their agency, and why your help is so important. We get a fun and lively crowd, too. Please join us, and you can add your vote to the current debate: Bagels or donuts? TM@10 is made possible by a generous donation from Dreamworks Animation.

 

Big Sunday Goes Viral

Did you see the great article about Big Sunday in Fast Company? It’s called Volunteerism Goes Viral, it’s really nice, and we hope you can check it out. Thanks!

 

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

theBIGlist

Monthly on Melrose

TM@10

Corporate Days of Service
Youth in Action
Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins!!!

Quotes

Big Sunday takes community involvement to another level. The professionalism of the staff, together with the quality and commitment of their volunteers allows them to pull off projects – large and small – to the benefit of organizations like ours.

 

— D.G., Hollywood Heart. (July M.O.M. Send a Kid to Camp Yard Sale)