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Looking for Ways to Give Back this Giving Tuesday? Here Are 27 Good Causes

There’s a lot we can do to help our communities. These local charities and philanthropic effots will welcome your time and/or your money

How the Laugh Factory’s Jamie Masada Became Comedy’s King of Philanthropy

The philanthropist-founder of the iconic Hollywood comedy club is the hardest working man in show business when it comes to giving back
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Here’s What’s Being Done to End L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

Where your money is going, what steps are being taken, and what's coming next

Tiffany Haddish and the Man Behind the Free Comedy Camp that Saved Her Life

When she was a 15-year-old foster kid, the megawatt actress-comedian attended Jamie Masada's comedy camp at the Laugh Factory—and the rest is history

The Faces—and Stories—of Skid Row

For five years, street photographer Suzanne Stein has been telling the stories of the vulnerable unhoused people who call downtown L.A.'s encampments home. But is anybody listening?
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These 11 Organizations Are Working Hard to Stem the Tide of Homelessness in L.A.

Nearly 70,000 people are homeless in L.A. County. Here are some local organizations trying to change that
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How Three L.A. Organizations Are Fighting Human Trafficking

The powerful battle to free women and men from forced servitude and sex slavery

When It Comes to Giving, Super Producer Brian Grazer Isn’t Afraid to Get His Hands Dirty

The Oscar winner and philanthropist talks about laying bricks in Africa, giving local, and that famous shock of hair
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L.A. Foster Parents Face an Agonizing Reality

Couples who foster may fall in love with children only to have them taken away; but for many, the risk is worth the reward
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Meet 13 Powerful Women Who Are Making L.A. a Better Place

From a venture capitalist to a comedian, these L.A. women are changing the city for the better