This weekend is Los Angeles’ Big Sunday celebration when citizens get out in the field and volunteer their energies in improving projects across the LA basin, “to build community through community service.” The event was originally held only on Sundays, but has become so popular, and with so many needy projects, that it has expanded to the entire weekend, May 16-18, 2014.
Sign ups are easy online via bigsunday.org where you can find locations near you or organizations you’ve always wanted to know more about, from animal shelters to food banks, from beaches to museums . Students can receive credit for community service that is often required by many middle and high schools. But it’s also a great way for a family to put some muscle behind their mouth .
One local project at Wilshire Crest Elementary School sounds like a winner, as shared by local resident and Buzz contributor Liz Fuller:
Dear Friends and Neighbors —
If you don’t have plans yet for Big Sunday – this Sunday, May 18 – I would love to invite you and your family to pitch in and help out at our garden and landscaping project at Wilshire Crest School. We’ll be planting an herb garden/butterfly garden; building a shaded, quiet reading area; weeding; re-building our “keyhole” garden wall; planting flowers and herbs and weeding/trimming the landscape beds in front of the school.There will also be a recycling drive (please bring your bottles and cans!) and a small Farmers Market selling students’ fresh produce from the garden. Everyone is welcome, and we have tasks for all ages…so you can bring the whole family. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided for all participants. For more information, and to sign up, please visit http://my.bigsunday.org/218
Big Sunday is always a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get involved with your community. I would love to see you on Sunday!
Get out the work gloves and join your neighbors – and as Big Sunday touts – Pitch In, Help Out & Give Back.