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Alex Soto (left) and Tom Bagamane (right) of The Giving Spirit present a homeless man with one of the kits.
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Alex Soto (left) and Tom Bagamane (right) of The Giving Spirit present a homeless man with one of the kits.

News, Santa Monica, Homelessness

The Giving Spirit Distributes Free Winter Survival Kits To Homeless People

Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 6:41 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

The Giving Spirit, a nonprofit that provides aid to women, children and families in Los Angeles who are left vulnerable due to homelessness, handed out free kits earlier this month that contained 60 items for winter survival.

From Dec. 12-15, hundreds of volunteers with The Giving Spirit’s winter outreach program assembled and distributed 2,600 survival kits to homeless children and adults living on the streets from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica and Venice and from the San Fernando Valley to the Inland Empire.

Since 1999, The Giving Spirit has given away 28,000 winter survival kits and summer backpacks.

To learn more about this organization, visit www.thegivingspirit.com.

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Dec. 31, 2014, 8:28:39 am

Smallpox Blanket said...

How about you doing something that would REALLY help! We have nothing but addicts, criminals and mentally ill homeless. Giving them hobby kits just fuels them for another day of terrifying the residents of Santa Monica. The streets here all smell like piss and it's scary to walk around like skid row.

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