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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.

What a summer!

From our yard sale to help send low-income kids to camp; to our monthly food drives to feed hungry people; to our lively weekly Thursday morning get-togethers; to 3 different harbor cruises; to our listings of ways to volunteer, donated items, and art projects to enjoy; to arranging for vets’ facilities and schools to be redone; to being an agency for hire for hardworking corporate groups; to finding board members and pro bono lawyers for our nonprofit partners; to hosting our 5th Annual Back to School event; and to giving away more than 80,000 healthy snacks (and roughly 25,000 unhealthy ones)(really)(sorry) we have been busy. Even better, we have engaged, empowered, involved, touched and brought together thousands and thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds all in the name of helping out and making the world a better place. Thank you all, for all those who have participated in so many ways.

We are about to go on a two week vacation (!), but we’ll see you after Labor Day – when we have a very busy and full fall schedule coming up. We hope you’ll join us! (Whoever you are, we can use your help!)

 

Coming up in September:

  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. September is pop top canned fruits or vegetables to help hungry people at Hope Mill. We need it all by 9/17!
  3. Monthly on Melrose. Our 2nd Annual Books ‘n Brunch. (More info below. 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!

 

You’ve Gotta Read about Books ‘n Brunch!

By special request, we’re collecting all kinds of books for all kinds of nonprofits. This year’s recipients include: Art Division, Better With Books, The Boys and Girls Club of Carson, Casa of Los Angeles, The Ettie Lee Youth Center, Get Lit – Words Ignite!, The Good Shepherd Center, Hamilton Middle School, Hillsides Homes for Children, L.A. Family Housing, Project Angel Food, and The Welcome Home Resource Center. Books will be collected throughout on September. On Sunday, Sept. 21, we’ll be sorting, counting, packing and distributing the books. And, of course, all enjoying breakfast together! It’s all from 10-1. Want to join us? Contact rob@bigsunday.org. Want to sponsor this great project? Great! Sponsorships are $1000, $2500 and $5000. (Hey, look at how many groups we’re helping!) Contact david@bigsunday.org for more info and the hard sell.

 

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.

 

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

theBIGlist

Monthly on Melrose

TM@10

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

Quotes

I wanted to thank you for organizing the Bay Area Big Sunday Boat Cruise. Our ‘Buddies’ had a great time! This type of opportunity comes so seldom for our participants and we were all delighted to be invited.

— S.H., Best Buddies Bay Area (BSW)