Small Acts Big Change

Volunteering to save the world

LA CANADA, CA   |  www.smallactsbigchange.org

Mission

At Small Acts Big Change, we inspire students to change the world through small acts of kindness and service by providing opportunities to inspire youth to actively serve their community. Through service, our child/teen volunteers quickly learn that even the smallest act of kindness makes a big difference. They gain self-esteem and confidence, and they learn compassionate leadership skills that will serve them for life. Our core causes include campaigns to end child poverty, promote animal welfare and manage the way people deal with waste. Please join us to help create a better world through service education and a community-centered approach to social responsibility, conservation and activism.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Carolyn Marie Dundee

Main address

PO BOX 1374

LA CANADA, CA 91012 USA

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EIN

45-5636604

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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IRS filing requirement

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Suitcases of Smiles

The Small Acts Big Change Suitcases of Smiles Program provides children and teens entering foster care in Los Angeles with a small suitcase filled with essentials and comfort items to make their less frightening. In each suitcase, the foster child will find pajamas, toiletries, books, a stuffed animal, fuzzy socks, school supplies, crayons and a coloring book, and much more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our accomplishments and impact for 2019:

* We provided 199 children in need with books to encourage literacy and learning.
* 346 people in need received a full set of clothing.
* We fed 461 injured, orphaned and rescued animals.
* We provided a complete meal to 921 people experiencing hunger.
* We sent 5,454 cards/letters to lonely seniors and children with disabilities.
* We donated 9,909 tabs for recycling to Ronald McDonald House to support families of children receiving medical treatment.
* Random acts of kindness? We paid it forward 1,487 times.
* 335 students received a full set of supplies so that they have the necessary tools to do well in school.
* With the help of our partner organizations, we packed and gifted 37 Suitcases of Smiles to children entering foster care and to people living on the streets.
* 177 underprivileged children received toys to spread happiness and encourage learning.
* We packaged and distributed 432 hygiene kits to people living on the streets in the Los Angeles area.
* We rescued and sponsored 124 injured and/or homeless animals.
* 257 towels and blankets were provided for warmth to people and animals in need.
* We funded 4 spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce the number of unwanted pets in the Los Angeles area.
* We provided 114 toys to cats and dogs waiting for their forever homes.
* Litter clean-ups? We showed up 39 times to clean up the beaches and our community. Things are a “Litter Bit Better.”
* 80 trees were planted to help fight global warming and to provide habitat for wildlife.
* And the really great news? Over 3,750 volunteers joined us this year to help create a better world.

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Small Acts Big Change

Board of directors
as of 6/21/2021
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Board chair

310-617-8555 Mark Dundee

AON

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mark Dundee

Elizabeth Richman

Lauren Dundee

Grace Dundee

Carolyn Dundee

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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