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 stage going on in Leimert Park.