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Big Sunday Back to School Drive

Big Sunday is an awesome organization with a simple mission: “to build community through community service.  [they] believe that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else.”

Big Sunday is hosting a Back-to-School Drive. They will be collecting items at their office (6111 Melrose) on September 10-12, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. On Thursday, September 13th,  they will be collecting items all day. Starting at 6:30, volunteers can come to their office to help sort, count and pack all the items. Afterwards, they will be serving dinner for all the volunteers.

They received requests from two wonderful schools Venice High and Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach as well as the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation in Santa Monica

Venice High: “We have a culinary program with no culinary teacher, we have a new media program with no film teacher and we have a STEM SLC with no trained engineering  teacher or software for the program! There is absolutely no money for school supplies.”

Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach: “In my 26 years as a Special Education Teacher at Hamilton, I have never seen our situation this urgent.”

Each have made special back-to-school requests. (Please see the attached wish list. It includes everything from backpacks to computer paper to USB drives to colored pencils to energy bars.)

If you can help, or you want to get your office, faith group, school, club or neighborhood to help, please let them know! If you’d rather not shop, send a check and they will do the shopping for you!

Please contact Jack Arsenault at if you can help, or with any questions you may have. Hope you can come! (And feel free to pass this on!)