The Giving Spirit is committed to serving our homeless neighbors by assembling and serving hundreds of lives with our Survival Kits, filled with lifesaving items, from food and hydration, to clothing, hygiene, medical supplies and protection from the elements – everything that will help an individual or a family though the next day, the next week and the next month.

Every Survival Kit will include a handmade “Friendship Card” – it’s often the first item that the recipients pull from the bag because it tells them just how much we care and gives them hope that they are not forgotten!

This is where you come in…

We would love your compassion and creativity to help create these cards…and make sure it gets to those in need. It’s a meaningful endeavor – and easier than you might think.

First, fold a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper in half, lengthwise

Then fold it again, to make your card

This is the front of the card

Here is where you show off your art skills! We encourage the use of color in your drawings: markers, crayons, colored pencils – whatever arts supplies you already have in your house. This is the inside of the card.


Your personal, written message goes here. Write from the heart. Share your love, your encouragement and warmth for the recipient.

Just put yourself in their position – and think what you’d like to hear during this difficult, scary time.

And please sign your first name, so they know who spent the time and effort to brighten their day.

If you’re feeling inspired, make 2…or 10. We need to reach 1000 lives – so get your family, friends and classmates involved!


For right now, you can get them to The Giving Spirit two different ways. First, you can mail them to:

Friendship Cards
11693 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Or, you can drop off your cards at the below location before our next Outreach event:

Brentwood Presbyterian Church | 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049


So grab your art supplies and start sharing your love!  We'll need your messages of love and hope inserted in our Companion Animal kits, Women's health and beauty kits and the Winter Outreach survival kit duffle bag.