Big Sunday

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 6111 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles CA 90038 USA

Mission: Our mission is to build community through community service. We believe that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else. Our biggest event each year is Big Sunday Weekend—always in the spring, usually in late April or early May. That’s when thousands of people from California, of all ages and all backgrounds, work together at hundreds of nonprofits, schools and other agencies that need their help. Last year on Big Sunday Weekend, volunteers turned out—some as individuals, others with their families, still others as part of a class, church, synagogue, mosque, business or club—to lend a hand at more than 500 different projects from San Diego to San Francisco, making Big Sunday Weekend one of the largest regional community service events in America. On Big Sunday Weekend there are opportunities for every passion, talent, skill and age. Projects are scheduled throughout the weekend, and can last anywhere from one hour to two full days. Big Sunday Weekend also includes special events such as art shows, yard sales and blood drives. Plus, every year on Big Sunday Weekend, we give away truckloads of clothes, books, food, furniture, musical instruments, luggage, toys and other items. For many people, Big Sunday Weekend is just the beginning of an involvement that continues throughout the year. Many of our volunteers build lasting relationships with the nonprofits they first help on Big Sunday Weekend. All year long—and for years to come—they continue to volunteer, mentor, serve on boards and contribute goods, services and money to support these worthy causes. The bottom line is that everyone has some way they can help someone else. And when everyone helps, everyone wins.
Results: 15 years of community-building festivals of volunteerism, and still growing!
Geographic areas served: Southern California
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

In May we held our annual Big Sunday hosted by Sinai Akiba Academy. Children had the opportunity to work alongside their family and community volunteers to clean and beautify our center. This was a very successful event, as it reflects our willingness to come together as a community to provide a welcoming environment here at BPCDC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes at this time

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Big Sunday is a great non-profit because not only do they help those on need, but also empower them by encouraging their ability to give back. Their philosophy that everyone has something to contribute truly helps build community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve on their internal organization. Everything ALWAYS gets done, but I think it could be better structured.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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