For over twenty-three years, the Adopt-A-Family Program has made it possible for struggling families with children to have a magical Christmas and experience the Light of Christ. The program has assisted families in one of the poorest areas of our city, the Los Angeles Skid Row and downtown area. This year, the program will adopt 400 families from the Skid Row, which face unimaginable challenges on a daily basis.
Best Day Foundation
Best Day Foundation helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Cancer, Spinal Cord Injuries, and other physical & developmental challenges.
At Big Sunday we believe that absolutely everyone has some way that they can help somebody else. And so we offer many different ways for anyone to pitch in. We offer more than 1500 ways for people to help out, every year. We have participants of all ages and backgrounds. They come from all kinds of different neighborhoods, and we do work in all kinds of different neighborhoods, too. People take part in Big Sunday projects through schools, faith groups, businesses, clubs, as families and as individuals.
Burgers and Bibles
Burgers and Bibles is a volunteer driven 501c3 sponsored, non-profit organization serving the homeless in Chicago, Orange County and Los Angeles’s Skid Row. They seek to serve in the cities with the greatest homeless population, in the most concentrated areas. They do so by feeding them not just tangible food, burgers, but also spiritual food bibles, prayer, and conversation, just to name a few.
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Promoting a Deeper Spiritual Life through Healthcare, Education and Retreats
The way of life of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles is rooted in the Gospel, the Church, and the spirituality of Carmel as lived out through the charism of our foundress, Venerable Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In His merciful goodness, God has graced our Institute with the Carmelite charism which has its foundation in a long history and living tradition.
Taking steps to save lives.
Crossroads is a Civil Rights organization that exists in order to help bring about a Culture of Life and defend the right to life of all unborn children. Because any such Culture of Life must take root in the youth of our society to truly flourish, Crossroads especially looks to involve and challenge young people to actively take part in bringing it about. By looking to Jesus and Mary as role models in prayer and sacrifice, and by understanding the value of suffering, we hope to convert hearts and minds and to save lives.
Foot Soldiers for Life
Foot Soldiers For Life is a Pro-Life non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that focuses on educating and empowering people to actively, confidently, and lovingly defend Life.
Habitat for Humanity
The overwhelming need for housing in our communities have provided Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods. Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income. Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area Southern California residents. Working with volunteers, families and individuals, corporations, congregations and donors we are able to tackle this important housing issue throughout greater Los Angeles. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Love and Art Children’s Foundation
Founded in 2003 by Brasilian artist Alécia de Menezes Seidler in Los Angeles, California, the Love & Art Children’s Foundation was born out of the desire to reach out to children in need and to offer them, through the arts, a way of expression, empowerment and hope. The foundation brings its unique art workshop program to underprivileged groups of children. Working with an artist, each child has the opportunity to create a large scale, mixed media work of art. Time, attention and care help the children open up and use their vivid imaginations. The resulting art collections are a vibrant testament to the spirit of creativity and youth.
Options United utilizes the best technology, strategies and partnerships to bring about a culture of life.Take action today by downloading the App for Life at www.appforlife.org! Your local ministry or church and pregnancy center can use it as their own app – and it is free!
Right to Life League of Southern California
The Right to Life League is an education and service organization dedicated to the support and protection of innocent human life, from conception to natural death. We exist to defend the God-give gift of life. We are dedicated to providing women, men and families with: quality healthcare emphasizing secure emotional, physical and mental health for long-term success; education in all areas of life issues; and support and healing after abortion.
St. Mary’s Academy
St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic, private, college preparatory high school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, commits its personnel and resources to serving all persons without distinction in order to build the kingdom of God. This is accomplished through a dynamic education, a promotion of Christian values as exemplified by the administration, faculty and staff, and a lifelong commitment to learning that encourages service to the “dear neighbor.” To assist families in educating their daughters, St. Mary’s Academy offers comprehensive curriculum and enrichment programs that provide for the religious, academic, social and physical development of the young woman.
St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy
The mission of St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy provides a challenging Catholic college-preparatory education in a supportive learning community that positively affects the lives of teenagers, and provides opportunities for all students to grow in faith, learn without limits, and live with a purpose.
Santa Teresita is “At the Service of the Family for Life,” surrounding our cherished seniors with professional nursing, rehabilitative and care-giving support while at the same time empowering their lives with vibrancy, purpose and fulfillment. Santa Teresita is truly a home – a life-giving, energetic campus. This is our mission and guiding principle and is rooted in our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.
Students For Life Of America
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is one of the nation’s most active pro-life organizations and the largest youth pro-life organization. They are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, medical, and law school students. Their approach is uniquely effective, and the methods we have developed are a combination of time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology.
USC Catholic Center and College Campus Ministry
Although USC was originally founded as a Methodist College, religion — and Catholicism in particular —has always been a major force on campus. Today, Catholic students represent over one-third of the student body accounting for over 10,000 Catholic students at USC, one of the largest populations of Roman Catholics at any university in the US, including Catholic universities such as Notre Dame. This large population of Catholic student bodies makes USC one of the most influential Catholic constituencies in the country.