The city of Los Angeles stands at the top of the list of America's largest cities, but at the bottom in giving to charitable causes. In fact, among the 50 largest cities, Los Angeles is number 48 in giving to charities. There may be many reasons for this, but lack of resources is not one of them. Surely the materialistic attitude and hedonistic lifestyle would have to nominated as probable causes. The fact is even more ironic when you remember that Los Angeles is really short for Ciudad de Los Angeles -- City of the Angels!