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OUR IMPACT

Definition: to progressively pass on acts
or words of kindness to others

We’re not a nonprofit, we’re a social enterprise.

So instead of raising donations, we sell products to provide jobs.
A good job is a long-term solution for breaking cycles of generational poverty and homelessness.
That’s why we place people on career paths and hand them the keys to unlock their fullest potential.

Here at The Giving Keys, we pay it forward
from our products to our people.

OUR PRODUCT

Each one of our products is stamped
with an inspirational word like
DREAM, CREATE or INSPIRE.

You’re encouraged to embrace your
word, then pay it forward by giving
your product to a person who needs
the message.

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OUR PEOPLE

Every product you purchase supports
job creation for individuals
transitioning out of homelessness.

To date, we’ve employed 48 people
at The Giving Keys whose lives have
been impacted by the power of a Pay
It Forward community.

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HOW TO PAY IT FORWARD

Choose, Wear, & Embrace the word on your key

Pass it on when you meet someone who needs it more than you.

Write us the story of why you gave it away HERE.

HERE’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO
PAY IT FORWARD

"I chose the word LOVE for my Giving Key because I had finally decided that I needed to learn to love myself and then another."

– Trisha

"Strangers: You who are simply friends I've yet to meet. CREATE, triumphantly, with your life, loves, art, and compassionately sacrificial empathy for each wounded neighbor whom you meet during your every-day, walking around life."

— Joseph

"Strangers: You who are simply friends I've yet to meet. CREATE, triumphantly, with your life, loves, art, and compassionately sacrificial empathy for each wounded neighbor whom you meet during your every-day, walking around life."

— Joseph

"I ended up staying at my job, even though it felt like a safe, stupid choice, not a brave one. But I held on to that key and wore it every day as a reminder that sometimes the choices that seem safe can also be BRAVE."

– Allison

OUR PEOPLE

Every product you purchase supports
job creation for individuals
transitioning out of homelessness.

To date, we’ve employed 48 people
at The Giving Keys whose lives have
been impacted by the power of a Pay
It Forward community.

TELL ME MORE

HERE’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO
PAY IT FORWARD

"I chose the word LOVE for my Giving Key because I had finally decided that I needed to learn to love myself and then another."

– Trisha –

"Strangers: You who are simply friends I've yet to meet. CREATE, triumphantly, with your life, loves, art, and compassionately sacrificial empathy for each wounded neighbor whom you meet during your every-day, walking around life.

– Joseph –

"I ended up staying at my job, even though it felt like a safe, stupid choice, not a brave one. But I held on to that key and wore it every day as a reminder that sometimes the choices that seem safe can also be BRAVE."

– Allison –

OUR 3 KEYS
FOR UNLOCKING PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL

STABILITY

We provide full-time jobs at the living wage in
the city of Los Angeles to people transitioning
out of homelessness.

With each job, we offer benefits. paid time-off for housing, education and case management
appointments, and a supportive environment
that cares for the whole person.

EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE

STABILITY

We provide full-time jobs at the living wage in
the city of Los Angeles to people transitioning
out of homelessness.

With each job, we offer benefits. paid time-off for housing, education and case management
appointments, and a supportive environment
that cares for the whole person.

EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE

COMMUNITY

Our community of co-workers, mentors, and
non-profit partners offers accountability
friendship and practical support throughout,
and even beyond, the term of employment.

We invite every employee to be part of the
solution as we volunteer, advocate and unite to
end homelessness.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

IDENTITY

We create space for people to step out of their
past and into their future.

Our core values unite us around our mission to
pay it forward and remind us of the truth about
ourselves: that who we are tomorrow is not
defined by who we were yesterday, and that
with intention and hard work, we can create a
future that is brighter than our past.

IDENTITY

We create space for people to step out of their
past and into their future.

Our core values unite us around our mission to
pay it forward and remind us of the truth about
ourselves: that who we are tomorrow is not
defined by who we were yesterday, and that
with intention and hard work, we can create a
future that is brighter than our past.

Meet our people:

KELLIE’S STORY DARNELL’S STORY

WHAT’S MY ROLE?

KEEP MAKING THIS
MISSION POSSIBLE

Buy a product to help create
more jobs here at our social
enterprise.

TOUR@THEGIVINGKEYS.COM

TOUR OUR HQ

Take a tour, where you’ll
experience the power of a
Pay It Forward community
at work.

FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING TOUR DATES: TOUR@THEGIVINGKEYS.COM

CHECK OUT OUR PARTNERS

Learn about our big-picture
approach to ending
homelessness in LA through
partnership

FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING TOUR DATES: OUR PARTNERS
IF YOU LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PASS
OUT THIS FLIER TO YOUR HOMELESS NEIGHBOURS