The mission of the OPUSD Community Outreach Committee is
to more fully integrate, give back to and enrich a community that so generously supports the school district.
Oak Park Unified School District Community Outreach Committee
• Day of Giving •
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Big Sunday! An Amazing Success!
The OPUSD Community Outreach Committee would like to thank the over 440 Volunteers who came together on a chilly Sunday morning to complete much needed projects throughout our community.
The over 40 projects included:
269 "Drains to the Ocean" painted on behalf of Ventura County.
3 Hiking Trails covered by 30+ volunteers: Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation Department asked for help to cleanup trails.
3 trees, 92 bushes and various annuals were planted at 4 local schools.
833 feet of Red Curbs and 184 feet of White Curbs.
Gate built, installed and stained for an Oak Park Senior Citizen.
Dirt and mulch was shoveled, trucked and dispersed to gardens, walkways and planters at all 5 schools.
In addition, Students, Families, & Neighbors donated…
Over 600 cards, letters and pictures saying thank you to our Armed Forces and donated to Operation Gratitude, 750 Books for the Oak Park Library, 100 Soccer Balls/gear, 2 boxes of food for the Ventura Rescue Mission, 1 box of pillow cases for The Red Cross Club, 1 box of socks for the Grossman Burn Center Club, 1 box of school supplies/DVD’s for Support for the Kids organization, Monetary Donations for the American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation and the Ventura Rescue Mission.
Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation Department graciously donated a new bench, which was cemented in place at the entrance to the Oak Park Community Center and dedicated to Big Sunday!
THANK YOU BIG SUNDAY 2013 SPONSORS
We would like to THANK all our business/family sponsors for their generous donations. Please take a moment and visit their website or place of business.
Join this Nationwide Event happening here in Oak Park. Your OPUSD Outreach Committee has partnered with Big Sunday for a second year. Big Sunday is a day to give back to your community by volunteering your time and a little elbow grease to much needed projects at our schools, on our streets and within our hiking trails. Just give 4 hours of your time on a beautiful Sunday morning (8:00 am - Noon) and you will receive breakfast, water, tools, and an opportunity to meet your neighbors. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please sign-up your entire family below ...
Please Note: On-line Registration will close at midnight on April 29th. If you are still interested in volunteering after our official registration has closed, please contact the Community Outreach Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Sunday Partners with Medea Creek Middle School's Mass Media Class!
We are lucky in Oak Park to have a community that needs so little. Our amazing clubs from Oak Park High School have joined with Big Sunday to collect goods for several charities throughout the Ventura Area. Please look at the list below and see how you can help.
Donations will be collected at the Big Sunday Event and at each of our school sites May 1-3, 2013.
Look for the Big Sunday Box!
Petsmart gift cards; adjustable collars; dog toys; dog beds; 4ft leashes; Science Diet dog or cat food (sealed bags only) - (Students for Protection of Animals and the Environment)
New or used soccer items (shoes, shirts, shorts, shin guards, balls) - (Freshman/Sophomore Soccer Teams)
New or gently used pillow cases - (Red Cross Club)
Non-perishable food for the Ventura County Rescue Mission (Surf Club)
New socks for adults and children (Grossman Burn Center Club)
New or used books for the Oak Park Library - (Key Club)
New or gently used school supplies/dvds for Support for the Kids - (National Honor Society)
Monetary Donations: (Please make checks out directly to the charity)
Ventura County Rescue Mission (Surf Club)
Red Cross – (Red Cross Club will be selling pins for the Measles and Rubella Initiative for $1 on site.)
American Cancer Society
Make A Wish Foundation
Community Foundation for Oak Park: The Brian M Wolverton Memorial Fund, The Taylor Messina Butterfly Award, The Jim Benton Memorial Fund, Marie Panec Memorial Fund, The Sydney Ross Memorial Fund, The Judy Colford Memorial Fund, Oak Park CERT fund, OPEN fund, Christine E. Brown Excellence Award, Anton Sokolow-Nikolic Golf Scholarship, Sam Manocchia Memorial Fund, Millie Andress Memorial Scholarship Fund
Operation Gratitude and Big Sunday are asking everyone to write a special thank you to our troops. They will deliver your notes to our service personnel around the world. Writing a letter is a meaningful way for Americans to show support for our military. It only takes 5 minutes of your day, but will bring lasting joy to our troops. Bring your letters to Big Sunday, or drop them off at a school site May 1-3