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  

My family has been involved in Big Sunday for over eight years in many different roles. We have all volunteered at different events, I have organized many events as a Captain during Big Sunday Weekend and my kids have planted many flowers and painted many walls. The one stand out emotion for us is gratitude. We are so fortunate in this large metropolis to work with a nonprofit organization that truly gets the meaning of community service and that it is a bridge to forming ongoing relationships with other individuals and groups. Its about making connections, breaking down barriers and creating a future that holds a place for all of our children. When you are doing things with Big Sunday all the cliques that are so common (for whatever reason) are non-existent and volunteers work side-by-side towards common good. They operate year round now and there is always something to participate in - for an hour or for a whole day - but there is no doubt that you will leave knowing that what you have done has had a powerful impact on a child, a senior, a veteran, a family, a school... the list is endless.

We have also chosen Big Sunday as an organization that we donate to. Having been involved for so long we are convinced that the dollars we invest goes directly to the programs that change lives and make a diffrence.

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