Among New Years’ traditions, cleaning house is a classic – an essential part of the fresh start many of us seek as our calendars turn from December to January. And for many of us, cleaning means decluttering…and decluttering means figuring out how to actually get rid of the things we’ve finally decided to let go.
If clothes are among the things you’re looking to shed this month, however, look no further than the Big Sunday volunteer and philanthropic organization. On Sunday, January 20, Big Sunday will host its 8th Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection and Community Breakfast, at which volunteers share brunch, enjoy some great live music, and then sort, pack and give away thousands of donated clothing items.
But first – between now and January 20 – Big Sunday also has to collect all those thousands of new or gently-used clothes for “women, men, boys and girls of all ages and all sizes.” And they also need lots of brand new socks and underwear (or cash donations so they can buy those items).
So if you’re cleaning out closets and drawers this week or next, take the items you no longer need to the Big Sunday headquarters, 6111 Melrose Ave., any weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or this Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m.
And if you get even more inspired, sign up to join in the big event on the 20th (at the event link above). You’ll help some great people get some great new (to them) clothes, and you’ll have a great time doing it. All ages are welcome!