If you have clothes you no longer wear, clothes your kids have outgrown, or just too many clothes for your overcrowded closets, Big Sunday has a great event for you — the 6th Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection and Community Breakfast, coming up on Monday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Big Sunday headquarters, 6111 Melrose Blvd. Here are the details, straight from the organizers:
At Big Sunday, we’re often surprised by how many people simply don’t have enough clothes. So, once again, we’ll be collecting clothes for all kinds of disadvantaged and grateful people! We’ll be collecting clothes for women, men, boys & girls of all ages and all sizes. New and gently-used work clothes, casual clothes, warm clothes & coats, and athletic wear all needed, just to name a few. New socks and underwear are greatly appreciated, too! (You can even donate below and we’ll shop for new socks and underwear for you!)
Volunteers are needed to help sort, count, fold and pack all of the donated clothing to prepare it for our nonprofit recipients. Last year we gave away over 23,000 articles of clothing to more than a dozen wonderful organizations!
We’ll also have lots of fun arts & craft projects throughout the morning, awesome entertainment from the Blue Breeze Band, and of course, we’ll also all be enjoying breakfast together.
And, what would MLK Day be without Big Sunday’s Something in Common Project! Everyone is invited to meet someone new and find out what it is you have in common, and have your picture taken together.
In these divisive times, we’re especially looking forward to MLK Day this year. We can’t think of a better occasion for people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to be working together for a common cause. We like to think it’s what Dr. King worked so hard for.
The event is appropriate for all ages (and most kids do have the day off school)…but if you can’t attend and would still like to donate clothing, you can absolutely do that, too:
While the clothing pile continues to grow, we could still use more! We’ve already heard from many organizations who are super excited to receive all of these donations, so the more we have the more folks we can help!
We’ll be here during regular office hours [this week] (Mon-Fri, 9-5) and we’ll also have special weekend hours again this Saturday, January 13th from 9 am – 11 am to receive donations. We’re locking up at 11, so please make sure you get here before then! Really!
For more info and to sign up, see the event link above. Now go clean out those closets!