The 2018 Big Event was a huge success
What is the Big Event?
Patterned after similar events on university campuses, the Big Event is one day for city-wide volunteerism. Celebrating unity in the community, we will pair volunteers who want to help, with residents who have qualifying service projects. The 2018 Big Event was a huge success, with 1,043 volunteers tackling 92 jobs, investing 5,215 hours and collecting 28.83 tons of trash, brush and debris. The next Grand Prairie Big Event will be March 2019. As the planning committee works out the 2019 schedule of the day, details will be added here.
History of the Big Event
After Councilwoman Jorja Clemson’s grandson participated in Texas A&M’s Big Event, she brought the idea to the City of Grand Prairie, a city with a long history of embracing service, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Promoting unity in the community by pairing volunteers with service projects, Grand Prairie comes together for one big day of helping others.
Service. People. Integrity. This one-day event may not be based on socioeconomic need, but does seek to help those in the most need. It is not about the number of volunteers, or the number of service projects so much as it is about the connections made and unity established through Grand Prairie.