2018 Summer Outreach was one to remember.

Over 900 volunteers, of all ages and backgrounds, united once again to bring sustenance for survival to LA’s homeless children, women, and men. Rockin’ music played as the assembly line was in full swing. Water, food, toiletries, and sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, all essential for summer survival, were packed in over 2600 backpacks for distribution throughout Greater Los Angeles and the Valley. Specialty kits for women, infants and companion animals also made their way to hundreds of deserving lives on both Saturday and Sunday (for the first time)! And we have YOU to thank!


As we pass the halfway point of our 18th year, our work and mandate have never been so needed or relevant. We thank all of you for your continued support of our mission through your time, knowledge, leadership and financial resources.

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 >

 51f166ba84ae7c752c809f3d.jpegNow you can help The Giving Spirit every time you shop with the Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution Program. It's easy! Instructions >

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