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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.

It’s Almost Time for Spooky Sunday!

Our 5th (!) Annual Halloween Haunted House and Party for a whole bunch of nice kids in need (and their families) is almost here. As always, it’s the Sunday before Halloween (this year, October 26). We’ll have our annual costume giveaway, trunk or treating, lots of arts & arts and, um, some candy, too. If you want to help, let us know. And if you have a nonprofit whose kids would like to come, let us know about that, too! Contact rob@bigsunday.org. Want to sponsor this great project? Great! Sponsorships are $1000, $2500 and $5000. Contact david@bigsunday.org for more info and the hard sell.

 

It’s Almost Time for the Haunted Maze Party, too!

We are throwing a party for our grown-up friends, too! The very talented Finneus Egan is creating not only the Haunted House for the kids on Spooky Sunday, but will also be spearheading our first-ever Haunted Maze party! It’s from 7-10 p.m., and everyone is welcome to join us – provided you’re 21 or over. We promise to get you completely ready for Halloween the next day! It’s a great way to have fun while supporting Big Sunday. You may be so scared you won't ever leave home again! Suggested donation is $5 - $10. RSVP to rob@bigsunday.org.

 

Coming soon!

  1. TM@10, every Thursday morning at 10, at our offices on Melrose. A different service project and a friendly crowd, every week!
  2. The End of the Month Club. October is our food drive’s military month. We’re helping vets and military families. Per their special request, we are collected canned items such as soup, beans, and beef stew. We need it all by 10/20!
  3. Monthly on Melrose. Our 5th (!) Annual Halloween Haunted House and Party (Spooky Sunday). More info above. It’ll be great!

And, of course, Our Really Big Community Calendar, theBIGlist, and theARTlist continue to go strong. Check ‘em out, and if you have listings, let us know!

 

Our 12th (or 13th) Annual Holiday List

It’s that time of year again! Big Sunday’s 12th (or 13th) Annual Holiday Volunteering and Giving Opportunities List will be posted on November 1 and will include more than 200 ways (!) for folks of all ages to help between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Please send your requests and/or listings to ashannti@bigsunday.org by Friday, October 17, 2014. (At least try to get it to us by then.) Would you like to sponsor this amazing list? 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 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

Everyone loved the food, the scenery the boat and everything about the experience. They felt really special and loved the opportunity to interact with one another in such a beautiful setting.

 

— L. G., Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BSW)