Big Sunday Weekend: Everybody Helps, Everybody Wins

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Big Sunday Weekend is back May 1 and May 2.   There are over 500 different projects from Solvang to San Diego, with most in Los Angeles County,  making the weekend  the largest community service regional event in the nation. Over 50, 000 people are expected participate.

Founded as Mitzvah Day in 1999 at Temple Israel of Hollywood by David Levinson as a single day of service with 200 volunteers at 19 non-profits, Big Sunday has grown into a weekend event every May. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities during the holiday season as well as throughout the year.

Last year, Executive Director Levinson was named Non-Profit Leader of the Year as part of the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service which was awarded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shiver.

If you are in the 818, there’s too many to include here, so check out the list on the Big Sunday website. Just enter the geographic area where you’d like to volunteer and the age of volunteers to find a project of interest.  T-Shirts and snacks are provided at every site.

Note: If you have a special project in the 818 for Big Sunday, email a blurb for a free listing in Upcoming Events  (Check out Sherman Oaks Beautification listed now). Email:

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