Give Big Kern Upcoming Events


March 1st - May 1st

Gimme Some Sugar Sweet Co. – Billy the Give Big Goat (Give Big Kern Mascot) cookies: $1 per cookie sale will be donated to Give Big Kern. Order by phone: 661.321.9922.


Sequoia Sandwich Company – "Give Big" Sandwich: $1 per sandwich sale will be donated to Give Big Kern. Order online or by phone: Downtown: 661.323.2500; Rosedale: 661.587.1600; Southwest: 661.665.9990.

April 1st - Donation Portal opens and stays open till one day after Give Big Kern Day, that is, through May 2nd!

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April 1st - 30th

Temblor Brewing Co. – '661' Beer will be Temblor's featured "Philanthropint." $1 from every sale of a draft pint or a six-pack of bottled 661 will be donated to Give Big Kern. Location: 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., B, in Bakersfield.

Papa Murphy's

April 1st - May 1st

Papa Murphy's Pizza Stores at Stine Road, Rosedale Highway, Coffee Road and North Chester Avenue - "Give Big Kern" Chicken Bacon Stuffed Pizza: $1 from every pizza sold will be donated to Give Big Kern. Call in, Walk in, or Order Online. Stine: 661.398.7272; Rosedale: 661.587.3939; Coffee: 661.589.7272; North Chester (Oildale): 661.393.4444.

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April 15th - 22nd

National Volunteer Week – Celebrate volunteering and continue to call attention to Give Big Kern. Signing up to volunteer with your favorite nonprofit is easy! Just use this link.

April 17th

Press Conference – 10:30 am to 11:15 am - Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA

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April 24th

Countdown Mixer – 5:30 – 7 p.m. - Prairie Fire Patio at The Padre Hotel, 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA. No-Host Bar. Ten percent of sales from Give Big Kern logo color drinks (Teal-Blue Hawaiian; Orange-Benton’s Old Fashioned) will be donated to Give Big Kern.


Saturday, April 28th: 10am - 2pm

Nonprofit Meet & Greet Day at California Living Museum (CALM), 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway in Bakersfield. Come meet scores of nonprofits that are participating in Give Big Kern. Learn about the work they do and possibly even donate to them on the spot through Give Big Kern!

Also on Saturday, April 28th: 10am - 4pm

"Driven to Give” Event by Jim Burke Lincoln, at CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway in Bakersfield. Driven to Give is a Lincoln dealership event that will be raising money for the Give Big Kern effort. For every test drive starting from CALM that day, $20 will be donated to Give Big Kern nonprofits. The more customers drive, the more Jim Burke Lincoln will donate. Together, we can all Give B-i-i-i-g! Click here to download a 2-Up flyer which you can print to help us publicize this event.

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May 1st - All Day

Give big Kern - Agencies raise money through their own Give Big Kern Efforts

May 1st: 5am - 8am

Giving Day Kickoff – Liberty Bell, at the corner of Truxtun and Chester Avenues in Downtown Bakersfield. Gathering of participating agencies. Special greeting and Give Big Kern Day Proclamation from The Hon. Karen K. Goh, Mayor of the City of Bakersfield, before 6 a.m., when nonprofit representatives will "ring in" Give Big Kern Day to kick off local 6 a.m. news shows.

May 1st - 9am

County Proclamation - Join Kern Community Foundation at the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st floor, in Downtown Bakersfield, to receive the County's Proclamation declaring Give Big Kern Day, May 1st, 2018, as Kern County's Official Day of Giving.

May 1st - 10:30 or 11am - 11pm or Midnight (Depending on individual store hours)

Rusty's Pizza Parlor All 9 Greater Bakersfield Area Stores - Centennial Special Pizza topped with pepperoni, Canadian-style bacon, sausage, and extra cheese: $1 per pizza sale will be donated to Give Big Kern. Order online at or call 661.835.5555 for delivery or carry-out, or dine in at one of our 9 locations (Maps can be found on the website).


May 1st - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Give Big Kern After Party – Temblor Brewing Company, 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., B, Bakersfield, CA 93308