“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
We love this quote and Tom Bagamane embodies this sentiment with gusto! Tom is the Founder and Chairman of The Giving Spirit, a volunteer organization that works to give essential aid along with a sense of hope and “human connection” to people experiencing homelessness–men, women, children and families. Growing up in the greater Washington, DC area, Tom and his family faced a different kind of adversity and racism towards his family of Indian descent. Hear how he overcomes the odds, takes a stand for others and creates The Giving Spirit which promotes and provides ways to teach volunteers, schools and communities about the “human face of homelessness.” They recognize that homelessness does not mean hopelessness – lives can be improved and housing challenges resolved through community awareness and action. Tom’s story is not only deeply inspirational, but a portrayal of a faithful servant of humanity.