This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Big Sunday -Pick A Project!
It's almost impossible to decide where we want to get our hands dirty this Sunday. We could be in the East Valley painting an elementary school that serves deaf and hearing-impaired kids. We could make our best dish (This LAist contributor makes a mean mac & cheese) and serve homeless families. We could shoot hoops for peace. We could go wash some dirty dogs.
We kind of want to do it all.
Big Sunday is an annual, city-wide volunteer day involving more than 100 different synagogues, churches, schools, offices and clubs at nearly 150 different non-profits. It started as Mitzvah Day in 1999 and Mayor Villaraigosa wants it to be the biggest year yet. They are hoping for 25,000 volunteers at the 200 or so different project sites across the city.
There's also a cool day stagegoing on in Leimert Park.