Service Projects

Help Often. That's our middle name. If you're looking for a place to connect with your fellow Assemblers and do some good for the community, you've come to the right place!

If you're looking to get involved with the Sunday Assembly community itself, please email info@sundayassemblyla.org. Or stop by the Social section to RSVP for events or propose a meet-up of your very own.

SALA service events aim to do good in our communities while cultivating a culture of service among attendees of Sunday Assembly LA. While live, in-person events whose purpose is fundraising for a charitable cause are welcome, event listings containing a direct link to contribute funds to outside organizations will not be approved. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Westside Mental Health Peer Group

     

    Dealing with mental health issues? Need a support group to talk to? This is the one! The Westside Mental Health Peer Group was born out of a Trying our Best by our Community Organizer who has long dealt with depression and found a peer support group very helpful in the past. 

     

    This event is NOT to replace therapy, Doctor's care or medication. No advice will be given, as none of us are licensed to do so. This is friends getting together to share their common plight in a safe space, and have fun while doing it. 

  • Gift Wrapping 11/18

    Our community is helping to make the holidays special for 16 kids and adults enrolled in the LA DPSS Adopt-a-Family program. 

    Over the next couple months, we'll be accepting items at Assemblies, by mail and at other events, and that means there'll be be plenty of gift sorting, list-double checking, stocking stuffing, ribbon curling and wrapping to be done. Bring a new, unwrapped gift or a gift card and come join the fun!

    Often our sponsored families are just getting into permanent housing and need a lot of basic items like clothing, toiletries and groceries, in addition to school supplies and holiday gifts for children. 

    The names, ages and requested items for our adopted families are compiled on this list:

    Wishlist document - Pick a gift and sign up!  You're welcome to shop for or make anything you like and add it to the doc. (Note: Each family is on a separate tab)

    For your convenience, we've made an Amazon Wishlist, so you can shop from home if you choose. (If you do use Amazon, please also sign up in the above document)

    Gift cards are always in high demand, and we can use wrapping paper, gift tags, tape, gift bags and boxes too! We'll set up delivery with the families directly, hopefully all on the same day just a few days before Xmas. If you'd like to participate in delivery, please add your name to the Delivery tab of the Wishlist document. https://tinyurl.com/2018SALAGivingTree

    You don't need to bring anything to participate, and you don't need to show up to send a gift. There are lots of ways to help!

    Thank you for all the ways you help. This project is one of our favorites and makes a huge impact on both recipients and volunteers.

     

    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season,

    The SALA Team

  • Gift Wrapping 12/19

    Our community is helping to make the holidays special for 16 kids and adults enrolled in the LA DPSS Adopt-a-Family program. 

    Over the next couple months, we'll be accepting items at Assemblies, by mail and at other events, and that means there'll be be plenty of gift sorting, list-double checking, stocking stuffing, ribbon curling and wrapping to be done. Bring a new, unwrapped gift or a gift card and come join the fun!

    Often our sponsored families are just getting into permanent housing and need a lot of basic items like clothing, toiletries and groceries, in addition to school supplies and holiday gifts for children. 

    The names, ages and requested items for our adopted families are compiled on this list:

    Wishlist document - Pick a gift and sign up!  You're welcome to shop for or make anything you like and add it to the doc. (Note: Each family is on a separate tab)

    For your convenience, we've made an Amazon Wishlist, so you can shop from home if you choose. (If you do use Amazon, please also sign up in the above document)

    Gift cards are always in high demand, and we can use wrapping paper, gift tags, tape, gift bags and boxes too! We'll set up delivery with the families directly, hopefully all on the same day just a few days before Xmas. If you'd like to participate in delivery, please add your name to the Delivery tab of the Wishlist document. https://tinyurl.com/2018SALAGivingTree

    You don't need to bring anything to participate, and you don't need to show up to send a gift. There are lots of ways to help!

    Thank you for all the ways you help. This project is one of our favorites and makes a huge impact on both recipients and volunteers.

     

    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season,

    The SALA Team

  • SALA Giving Tree

    As we approach the Winter Solstice, it's time to get ready for one of our favorite projects of the year! This year, the Sunday Assembly LA community is adopting four families for the holidays through the Department of Social Services.

    Often, our sponsored families are just getting into permanent housing and need a lot of basic household items like bedding and groceries, in addition to school supplies and holiday gifts for children. Throughout the next 6 weeks, we'll be accepting items and wrapping gifts, then the delivery team will drop them off with the families in person in mid-late December.

    If you'd like to help make the holidays special for a family in need this year, please RSVP on this page. We'll add names, ages, sizes and wishlists from our adopted families to the SALA Giving Tree Document as we receive them, and you can always come up with a toy, gift card or other item on your own and add it to the document. Please remember to add your name and contact information to the spreadsheet, along with the item you're gifting.

    If you prefer to donate funds and have us do the shopping for you, Paypal sundayassemblyla@gmail.com and include the note "Giving Tree."

    https://tinyurl.com/2018SALAGivingTree

    You can bring the gifts to an Assembly or other SALA event, mail them to us, or coordinate to drop off in person. Be sure to RSVP and drop in for one of our wrapping parties to help put it all together, or sign up to help deliver gifts directly to our families' homes.

    It's an incredible experience start to finish, and it means to much to these families that you're thinking about them and care enough to make their holidays brighter. 

    If you're shopping on Amazon, remember to use smile.amazon.com and set your charity to SALA or the charity of your choice!

    Mailing address: Sunday Assembly Los Angeles, SALA Giving Tree, 723 Angelus Place, Los Angeles, CA 90291