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 1-3, 2015.
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 spend the day together and help others who really need you.
One local project at Wilshire Crest Elementary School offers something for everyone as shared by local resident and Buzz contributor Liz Fuller:
This is our 8th year hosting an event at Wilshire Crest, and this year we’ve got a lot on our plate – we’ll be building a 3-bin composter and shade structure, as well as planting and mulching, in our farm/garden…and planting, cleaning and organizing, as well as repairing and painting storage bins, and building some small wood benches, in our preschool area.
The project is suitable for all ages, so kids, friends, grandparents and everyone else is welcome. If you’d like to join the fun, please sign up at http://my.bigsunday.org/123 – the event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday (May 3), and we’ll have water, snacks, catered lunch from El Pollo Loco and a free Big Sunday T-shirt for all participants.
If you’ve never done it, you’re in for a great experience. If you have done it, you know how great it feels to pitch in, help out and give back!