Please Support Our Homeless LAUSD Student, Companion Animal and Women and Girls Programs


Mission Accomplished!  

Hundreds of Unhoused Are Now Warm and Dry❤️

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THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! Winter Outreach 2022 was a powerful success. Whether you served with us in Brentwood, Westchester, or on our streets throughout Greater LA, you and hundreds of fellow volunteers and staff assembled sustenance and winter survival care and delivered hope to hundreds of unhoused individuals and families.

According to the LA Times, more unsheltered die of hypothermia on our streets in Los Angeles – than on the streets of New York. All the items in our 2022 Winter Survival Kits are designed to and will help keep hundreds safe and alive.

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We also hosted three powerful Learning Experiences – raising awareness and revealing the tragic realities and challenges of LGBTQ+, unhoused fathers, and unhoused Black American lives. True understanding of the journeys of the lives that we directly impact is crucial in identifying the embedded systemic sources of homelessness. #theyareus

We need to close the $98,000 gap in our budget to care for these thousands of humans and animals this winter. Please donate today so we can extend our life-saving care into what will be a harsh winter on our streets.

Wishing you and yours a safe and blessed holiday and New Year!

With Gratitude,

The Giving Spirit


What We Do

The Giving Spirit provides immediate aid and a human connection to homeless lives--men, women, children and families in Greater Los Angeles. We also educate volunteers and communities about the human face of homelessness with the goal of recognizing that homelessness does not mean hopelessness and lives can be improved and housing challenges resolved through community awareness and action.

Volunteer. Give. Learn. 

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Listen to Tom on “Legends & Losers” - Motivational & Inspiration Stories with an Edge. Go to iTunes and listen or download episode 98 with Silicon Valley Host Christopher Lochhead and Tom as they discuss 'Solving Big Problems like Poverty and Homelessness'. 


The HuffPost RISE show helps spread the word about The Giving Spirit and the Homeless Survival Kits being distributed throughout Los Angeles

"A Simple Act of Kindness" - State Farm and AOL/Huffington Post recognizes The Giving Spirit

The Giving Spirit is humbled and honored that State Farm on Giving Tuesday recognized the community service commitment of Founder and Chairman Tom Bagamane in its AOL/Huffington Post series “A Simple Act of Kindness”. This national series profiles people from across the country who take action to positively affect their communities. 

Take a few minutes and watch this wonderful tribute to our friend and founder Tom Bagamane.


More videos about our leaders and volunteers >

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