Founder and Chairman of The Giving Spirit Tom Bagamane joined us live to share summer kits for the homeless.
500 plus volunteers from The Giving Spirit, a 100% volunteer run organization, is coming together this weekend to assemble and distribute summer survival kits to homeless women, children and families. This is the first of two outreaches per year – the other being the distribution of winter survival kits in December. The Giving Spirit, now one of LA’s largest volunteer organizations, was founded in 1999 by Tom Bagamane. The organization will hit a major milestone during this event with the thirty thousandth kit distributed. This couldn’t happen without generous donations from corporations, large and small, private donations as well as the hundreds of volunteers of all ages that come together to support the less fortunate souls who are living on our streets. There are approximately 17,000 beds in shelters in the greater Los Angeles area and over 50,000 homeless people including over 6000 veterans. This means over 30,000 homeless are sleeping on the streets every night. These are the people that The Giving Spirit seeks primarily to help -one individual at a time.
The Giving Spirit May Outreach
Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 28, 2014.