The BIG Event will be going into its 13th year at Pittsburg State University in 2016. It has become an annual community service project sponsored by Student Government Association and other area businesses.
The BIG Event was created in 1982 at Texas A&M University as a way of saying “Thank You” to the surrounding community. Envisioned as a one-day service project, The BIG Event allows students to show their appreciation for local residents by completing various tasks at their homes. Since 1982, the Big Event has expanded to middle schools, high schools, and universities nationwide. The Student Government Association at Pittsburg State University believes that after years of loyal support from the community the least PSU students can do is to give one day back to them.
The BIG Event is designed to help all community members of Pittsburg and is in no way based on socioeconomic standing. Simple tasks such as washing windows, weeding, planting flowers and picking up trash are just a few examples of how we can help our community. If it doesn’t require a power tool, we’ll do it!
In 2015, over 650 students, both individually and as part of campus organizations, had a day full of wonderful weather and togetherness when they came out in support of the community.
This year’s event will take place on April 9th. For more information, please contact the Student Government Association at 620.235-4810 or 620.235-4802.
For more up to date information, follow PSU BIG Event on Facebook and @BIGEVENT_PSU on Twitter.
ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS!
For a $100 or more donation, we will reserve space on the back of the BIG Event T-shirt for you!
**ALL Donations are tax deductible**
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Postcards have been mailed to previous homeowners. If you have any questions, feel free to contact BIG Director, John Botts at:
Volunteer Registration begins February 1st, 2016 and ends March 4th, 2016. Register here.
Previous participants have been mailed this year's postcard. If you have any questions, please contact BIG Event Director, John Botts at:
Student Government Association
Attn: John Botts
111 Overman Student Center
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
If you are a student looking for a way to give back to the Pittsburg community, register to volunteer for Big event. Registration ends March 4th, 2015.
Student Volunteer Registration