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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.

Our 12th (or 13th) Annual Holiday List is Here

It’s that time of year again! 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. And, if you have an item or event you’d like to add to the list, it’s not too late: please send your requests and/or listings to ashannti@bigsunday.org ASAP. Would you like to sponsor this amazing list? It’s not too late for that, either. It gets posted, printed, forwarded and tweeted to thousands of people, making the holidays that much nicer for thousands more. Sponsorships are $2500, $5000 and $12,500. We’d love your help. 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

Today, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers helped sort and assemble food items for Thanksgiving and then distribute the bags to 48 non-profits. A total of 1,500 bags were collected and it was all done with such beautiful community spirit. There are many thanks to be given and to everyone that lent a hand, whether you were there today or not, we are grateful to you. Happy Thanksgiving from all of the Big Sunday Team.

 

Our 5th Annual Big Sunday Holiday Singalong!

And here’s another Big Sunday favorite. Join us as host our great friends, the kids from AbilityFirst for a fun, fattening and raucous holiday singalong. It’s Sunday, December 14, 3-5, at our offices. We’ll be hosting lots of other groups too, not to mention the world-famous Big Sunday Band. We’ll also be hosting our annual Holiday Toy Drive and Winter Clothing Drive. December’s End of the Month Club food drive will also be held on the 14th and we’re collecting…anything edible! There will be food, arts & crafts, lots of decorating, and, if you dare, singing. Good singing not essential. (Trust us.) We like to think that this party is what the holidays are all about. For more info, and to rsvp, please contact rob@bigsunday.org. And if you’d like to sponsor this event, that’s great, too. Sponsorships for this start at $1000 as well. Contact adam@bigsunday.org.

 

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

I’m sitting here in Creative Writing class and my students are telling me how wonderful that afternoon was. Several said it was one of the best days of their lives. It was just so beautiful, having all those writers, young and old, in one place, all talking about writing.

— E.H., Animo Pat Brown High School (June M.O.M. Coffee House & Reading)