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Please join us on December 13-16, as we unite for the 19th year to provide sustenance, support, and connection to homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles.

Volunteer to assemble life-saving kits with over 60 essential items for our homeless neighbors.

Hit the streets to distribute survival kits directly to homeless individuals and to our partner agencies, a moving, life-altering experience for all involved.

Attend our Learning Experience sessions to learn about the plight of LA’s homeless individuals and how our community can make a difference.

We need helping hands and caring hearts to reach thousands need. Touching homeless lives, by providing items for sustenance, a welcoming smile, and an ear to hear their stories, will bring joy to their lives, while adding tremendous value and awareness to yours.

Families, groups, friends, new volunteers and returnees - all are welcome!

Click here for complete event schedule and to register for any or all sessions:

  • Survival Kit Preparation/Assembly

  • Survival Kit Distribution

  • TGS Learning Experiences

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. 

Podcast with our founder, Tom BagamaneLegendsLosers.jpg

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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