Between January and March 2022, the Upward Spiral Foundation together with Drive-By Do-Gooders started a social experiment by donating tents to the homeless and vulnerable on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.
The question was: “If you give someone in need something they need, but which is of high value…what happens?”
The Upward Spiral Foundation donated six 6-man tents to the Drive-By Do-Gooders who gave them out to the homeless on Skid Row. Follow the story in the video below to see what happened.
Who Are the Drive-By Do-Gooders?
Drive-By Do-Gooders is a grassroots non-profit charity offering basic needs from our cars to the homeless with no agenda, just pure giving. They can’t solve the problem but simply offer basic essentials in the interim.
From car windows, Drive-By Do-Gooders deliver basic essentials to elderly and disabled homeless adults. They drive directly to where the homeless live in permanent camps on the outskirts of Skid Row.
Skid Row is a 54-block area in downtown Los Angeles that has become synonymous with homelessness and poverty. As of 2022, the area contains the largest stable population (about 4,200–8,000) of homeless in the United States and has been known for its condensed, un-housed population since at least the 1930s.
The Drive-By Do-Gooders serve the poorest of communities, who truly don’t have the resources to help themselves. While permanent solutions are on the horizon, they fill in the gaps where other providers leave off.
You can find out more about the work Drive-By Do-Gooders do on their website here.