Monthly on Melrose


Monthly on Melrose is a Big Sunday’s unique series of workshops, collections, performances, parties, meals and special events to benefit our nonprofit partners. Like all Big Sunday projects, the idea behind Monthly on Melrose events is that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else – and we get so much more done when we all work together. Everyone (of all ages!) is always welcome. Groups, too! (Really!) All of these events are held at our cool offices at 6111 Melrose Avenue in L.A. – but every so often we have a Monthly Off Melrose event. (Check the listings.)

Here’s our upcoming Monthly on Melrose events. If you’d like to join us, or for more information, contact Oh, and by the way: every year six months’ worth of Monthly on Melrose are sponsored by our great friends and neighbors at Paramount Pictures. We are extremely grateful for their help and support. If you’d like sponsor any or all of the other six months’ projects please contact for all the information. (It’s a great way to help lots of people, while engaging lots of others!)

Saturday, June 21, 9am – 1pm

We’re hosting a big yard sale at our offices to help us send the great kids at HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) to a special, exciting and fun summer camp. We need: a) stuff to sell, b) volunteers to sell it and c) customers to buy it!

Sunday, July 20, 10am – 12pm

Here’s a Monthly Off Melrose event. We’re hosting a big group of deserving folks – vets, at-risk and homeless youth, people in recovery, and others – on a special cruise through San Pedro Harbor. Many of these nice people have never been on a boat before! (Last time we saw sea lions and dolphins.) We need volunteers to host, be friendly, hand out donuts (of course!) and help out where needed.

Thursday, August 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Help us send kids back to school in style as we collect, sort and pack all kinds of items for kids at a bunch of different low-income schools in L.A. and Long Beach. The sorting will be followed by, of course, a community dinner! We need donors and volunteers. Check out the schools we are collecting for and the Wish List. Contact

Sunday, September 21, 10am – 1pm

Join us for our 2nd annual fall book collection. By special request, we’re collecting all kinds of books for all kinds of grateful nonprofits. Brings your extra books by. Help us sort and box them. Then, stick around as we all enjoy a delicious and friendly brunch, too!

Sunday, October 26, 2pm – 4pm

Our 5th (!) Annual Halloween Haunted House and Party for a whole bunch of nice kids in need (and their families). As always, we’ll have a costume giveaway, trunk or treating, lots of arts & crafts, and, um, some candy, too. This event is not to be missed! (And don’t forget your costume.)

Wednesday, November 26, 9am – 12pm

We’ll be collecting, sorting and packing more than 1500 bags full of  food for Thanksgiving dinner, for all kinds of deserving and grateful folks, including: vets; homeless families; women in domestic violence shelters; group homes; low-income families with autistic children; food pantries; schools and more. This year will be even bigger! We need people to donate food, as well as to pack everything up. And yes, everyone is invited to join together for a community breakfast, too!

Sunday, December 14, 3pm – 5pm

Each year people from all walks of life join us to eat, sing (with a live band!) and enjoy the holidays. Special guests have included low-income seniors, kids with delays, women and children from a domestic violence shelter, vets, and others who needed a little extra TLC at the holidays. We’ll be collecting toys for kids, food for hungry families, and winter coats, too.

And here are some photos from just a few of Big Sunday’s past Monthly on Melrose events:

Vets’ Concert and Community Dinner (April, 2014)

The 2nd Annual Valentine –Making Bingo-Playing Community Dinner (February, 2014)

Spooky Sunday 2013 (October, 2013)

Our 3rd Annual Holiday Party and Singalong (December, 2012)

September 11th 10th Anniversary Food Drive and Community Breakfast (September, 2011)

“A big THANK YOU to Big Sunday, the volunteers and everyone who was a part of creating Walk With Sally’s adventure. Our kids, mentors and families had a wonderful time. I saw lots of beaming faces at the Aquarium of the Pacific! (And lunch was great, too!) Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!”

- Z.P., Walk With Sally (BSW)