On Friday, March 24, over 300 Fox employees were excused from their busy offices to a windy courtyard on its backlot where The Giving Spirit in collaboration with FoxGives, setup a 100-foot tent sub-assembly in preparation for our Summer Outreach. It was a fabulous day as it was the largest charitable event ever hosted at FOX! Volunteers packed toothbrushes in waterbottles, ziplocked razorblades and put together soap in soap containers.
In the mix of glorious and generous volunteers, we had Milo Ventimiglia, Kaitlin Olson, Jordana Brewster and Terrence Howard.Read more
Now through the Ralphs rewards Community Contribution Program, every time you shop at your local Ralphs, a contribution will be made to TGS. It's easy. Click one of the links below, and get either the online sign up instructions, or print out the ScanBar form and take it to your local Ralphs.
“Simply put: We have so much; they have so little. It was easy to be inspired to act.” - Tom Bagamane, Founder, The Giving Spirit
"It's that feeling every time that you're helping others, that you're making them realize there's someone looking out for them," says Niko Vlahakis of Culver City High School. From ABC7 Los Angeles, by Danny Romero, Jan 22, 2015.
A small group of volunteers at The Giving Spirit has served over 31,000 homeless women, children and families on a grass roots level since 1999.
OFFICIAL ARE WORRIED ABOUT RECENT CUTS TO FOOD STAMPS AND BY THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET DEAL, WHICH DOESN NOT RENEW JOBLESS BENEFITS FOR THE LONG-TERM EMPLOYED.
By Matt Pearce
December 11, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday.
Homelessness and hunger have increased and are expected to keep rising in many cities next year, according to the latest U.S. Conference of Mayors survey of 25 large and midsized metro areas.Read more
By Rosanna Xia June 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m.
GROUP DISTRIBUTES ‘SURVIVAL BACKPACKS’ TO THE HOMELESS
Hundreds of “survival backpacks” will be distributed to L.A.’s homeless Saturday as part of a program organized by nonprofit group The Giving Spirit.Read more
Make An Instant Impact On Our City- Los Angeles has the largest population of homeless children and women in the country. Nearly 40% of all the homeless in LA, numbering over 19,000 are women and children under the age of 18. Not only are they the most vulnerable to every predator on the streets, they are the fastest growing segment of homelessness in the US.Read more
This Spring, Whole Foods Brentwood continued their tremendous support for The Giving Spirit by making us the beneficiary of their “5% Days” program.Read more