Sort, donate, dine on MLK Day

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
VOLUNTEERS at a previous Big Sunday clothing collection and give-away for Martin Luther King Day.

Help out and enjoy fellowship in the New Year on Big Sunday’s seventh annual Martin Luther King Day Clothing Collection and Community Breakfast Mon., Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6111 Melrose Ave. 

New and gently used work clothes, casual clothes, warm clothes and coats and athletic wear are all needed, just to name a few. New socks and underwear are greatly appreciated, too.

Big Sunday will be collecting clothes for women, men, boys and girls of all ages and all sizes.

Volunteers will be needed to help sort, count, fold and pack all of the donated clothing to prepare it for Big Sunday’s non-profit organization recipients.  

More than 50,000 items of clothing will be sorted for distribution to more than 48 non-profit groups.

Organizations and businesses that would like to start clothing collections for the event in their own communities can contact or call 323.549.9944.

Something in common

Big Sunday’s popular “Something In Common” project will take place at the 2019 MLK event. Participants are asked to meet a stranger, find something that they have in common, and have a picture taken together.

The “Something in Common” project debuted in 2015, and is now a staple of Big Sunday’s annual MLK Day. Photos from “Something in Common” from prior years can be viewed at at 

The day also will feature arts and craft projects throughout the morning, entertainment from the Blue Breeze Band, and of course, everyone will be enjoying breakfast together.

Recipes needed for cookbook

A Big Sunday cookbook is in development, and Big Sunday is accepting recipe submissions for an expected late spring / summer publication date.  

Big Sunday is in its 20th anniversary year, with May 2019 the actual anniversary month. (The first Big Sunday took place on a Sunday in May, 1999.)


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