Monthly on Melrose

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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.)

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


 

Sunday, August 9, 10am – 12pm

We’re hosting big groups of deserving folks 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 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Our 6th Annual Back-to-School Drive and Community Dinner
Help us send kids back to school in style as we sort, count and pack all kinds of requested items for kids at a bunch of different low-income schools in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The sorting will be followed by a delicious and fun community dinner. We need donors and volunteers.

Sunday, September 20, 10am – 1pm

Join us for our 3rd annual fall book collection. By special request, we’re collecting all kinds of books for all kinds of grateful nonprofits. Help us sort and box the books. Then, stick around as we all enjoy a delicious and friendly brunch, too!

Sunday, October 25, 2pm – 4pm

Our 6th (!) 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 25, 9am – 12pm

Last year we collected and packed big bags full of Thanksgiving dinner for more than 1,000 families, 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!

Saturday, December 5 and 12, 9am – 11am

Join us at the V.A. in Brentwood (12/5), and CalVets in Brentwood (12/12) and Chula Vista (12/5), as we spread cheer to three different vets’ homes for the holidays!

Sunday, December 13, 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.

Monday, January 18, 2016, 9am – 12pm

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! We’ll also all be enjoying breakfast together. New and gently-used work clothes, casual clothes, and athletic wear needed. New socks and underwear are much-needed, too! All ages welcome.

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)

The 3rd Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection
& Community Breakfast (January 2015)

“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)

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