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This Weekend's Big Sunday Gives Everyone a Chance to Get Involved

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This weekend is Big Sunday in Los Angeles, which means there are hundreds of opportunities for you to get involved with community improvement projects, big and small.The projects encompass a wide variety of tasks and activities, and there's likely a few that will match your interests, like animals, cooking, gardening, senior communities, schools, and more. But you don't actually have to sign up to participate in an activity to make a difference. There are DIY Projects you can run yourself and raise money for nonprofits and charities, like running a lemonade stand or having a yard sale.

Once again this year Big Sunday is paired up with Mayor's Day of Service, so some of the projects are specifically listed as a Mayor's Day event, and you might even be digging in next to Mayor Villaraigosa yourself! A new part of Big Sunday this year is something called The 1st Ever Big Sunday See Your City Tour, which is a volunteer-led series of local tours of the city for disadvantaged people from all walks of life held by car, bus, bike, boat, and on foot. Want to get involved somehow this weekend? A full Big Sunday volunteer primer is available here, and you can sign up for activities online, too.

But if you can't be around this weekend to help, there's still a ton of things you can do. Some suggestions are here, and they include donating clothes and books, adopting a pet, or going to a fundraiser concert.