Hike It Up

Rating: 4.93 stars   86 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: Studio City CA 91604 USA

Mission: Hike It Up brings communities and families together by producing progressive events and fundraisers that involve community based activities and improvement projects that serve youth, family, individual, environmental, and school-based programs. To join our monthly hiking events, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/www-hikeitup-org/ To read our blog please visit Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hikeitupLA?focus_composer=true&ref_type=bookmark
Results: We have cooked for thousands of individuals. We have provided art supplies for several schools locally. We have provided art supplies to several shelters housing children. We have given away jackets and warm clothes to thousands on the street and shelters. We gave away 6,000 backpacks to 6,000 homeless children. We gave away thousands of blankets to homeless individuals. We have given non perishable foods for thousands of homeless individuals. We work closely with several local homeless shelters, collecting and donating much needed items every month! We also have a calendar of cooking events, renovations, and so much more!
Target demographics: individuals on a personal level.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Close to 3,000 homeless individuals and over 2,000 homeless children.
Geographic areas served: homeless shelters
Programs: We have monthly events to help the community, locally, but doing it globally! Volunteering is easy when you Hike It Up!

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike it Up is an awesome organization who has no limits on who it helps. I have helped with cooking a meal for a shelter with Hike and other great volunteers, Hiked Griffith Park a couple of times for great causes. The founder of Hike it Up runs his organization with heart. I only wish I had more time to do more events.

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Hike it up has offered me the ability to take part in many community events that lend to the betterment of individuals and contribute to various causes that contribute to society. I like that at each event I have met so many different people and families who are as invested in lending to a cause as I am and whom have an interest in creating a better environment. Haig Mkhohian has created an atmosphere filled with energy, fun, compassion , and dedicated to helping make a difference right here in our community. I really enjoy that at most events you are interacting with kids , families and agencies that are in need of help from others. Participation is always appreciated and at the end of an event I leave feeling a greater sense of understanding about needs within the community as well as satisfaction at taking time to help and contribute to something meaningful. I cannot thank Haig and Hike it Up enough for all that they do to contribute and the warmth/compassion that this organization has proven to be the main source of motivation for each event. Thank you and I look forward to more...

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up is an outstanding organization. I have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of grassroots, community based events provided by Hike It up. What I like most is that I am able to be in my community making a difference with other families and individuals together. I have met many and noticed how easy it was to just take some time and create a change that will improve the lives of others in need. I am constantly amazed by the energy and drive of Haig Mkhoian founder of Hike It Up. He has inspired others to come together and outreach so many in need organizations and individuals. I had the opportunity to work with teens to run a marathon, renovated a shelter interacting with occupants of the shelter, hiked in the mountains for a cause, and participated in clean up projects on a local level. Hike It Up is Awesome!!!! Thank you for allowing me to help where I can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've done extensive volunteering throughout the world and Hike It Up is one of the best volunteer organizations I have found not only in L.A., but ever!

Hike It Up focuses on COMMUNITY...not only in volunteering within it, but by creating one through the group of volunteers. A great way to network while making a difference with like-minded, big-hearted people and leave having made new friends and arms sore from hugs.

Hike It Up has SO many different types of opportunities to make a difference...so if digging in and being hands-on byvolunteering with people that are homeless or adults with special needs isn't your thing, you can also donate items and/or raise awareness and join one of the hikes!

Hike, himself, is AMAZING. Very passionate and grateful for ANYTHING anyone can do to help. I'm looking forward to more experiences and getting more involved as I focus on volunteering in my own backyard now that I am no longer able to travel the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up has allowed for me to be a part of making a change in my own community. This organization raises awareness of the people and charities in need of help. We cook and renovate at homeless shelters, and collect school supplies, food and clothes for those in need. Hike and the board members run this wonderful non-profit without any compensation, so you know that all monies donated go directly to those in need. Hike It Up is a gift to the Los Angeles community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up is one of the most amazing organizations out there. So many lives have changed because of them. Not only is Hike a beautiful soul, he has truly been a beacon of light and hope for those who are less fortunate. Please donate your money or time to Hike It Up!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for the first time for Hike It Up and I was overwhelmed by the positivity exuded from the community of participants. Hike's endeavor to allow this group to impact the individual and community is astonishingly amazing. I cant wait to see how much of an Impact Hike it Up will have on many. Please donate to help continue in the efforts to impact the community!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike it up has made it possible for me to make a difference in my community. I always wanted to become part of group that had the same goal as I do, believes that helping others that are in need, even if it's a small group,will make a big difference for people of all ages. I Have been a volunteer of Hike it Up for four years now and I can't tell you how rewarding it is to see all the smiley faces of people we have helped. I feel as though I have gain another Family when I'm with Hike It Up. Please join us to make a difference in someone's life today. We do Hike's to support awareness and make Donations. We visit shelters and provide meals for thousands of people, we also renovate shelters. If your desire is to help someone in need this is the group for you. You will like our biggest member, Hike, his dedication to help others , noble heart, outgoing personality and enthusiastic energy will leave you speechless. Join us now with an open heart and you will feel the best feeling in the world!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike it Up is an amazing organization. Haig is such an inspiring person that has an huge heart.
Please join and donate to this organization. I am a donor myself.

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Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anything Hike does is both professional and heart-inspired. I would thoroughly recommend his activities to anyone.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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