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Hike It Up

Rating: 4.94 stars   103 reviews 4,323

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Address:

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #983 Studio City CA 91604 USA

Mission:

Volunteering is easy when you… HIKE IT UP! Our organization hosts fun family-friendly monthly service events, such as neighborhood beautifications/clean up, food collection and cooking days at area missions and homeless shelters. Additionally, as a way to raise awareness and to collect much-needed items such as food, blankets, baby diapers, backpacks and school supplies for the less fortunate, Hike It Up arranges guided group hikes throughout Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Parks and Mountains Reserves. We have decided that good will is contagious. We have also learned that volunteering is fun and fulfilling when we do it together! It is up to us to be the change we want to see...and the time is now. Please visit Great Non Profits, with the link below, to read what others have to say about Hike It Up! http://greatnonprofits.org/org/hike-it-up

Results:

We have cooked for thousands of individuals. We have provided art supplies for several homeless children and 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! We have "adopted" a women's homeless shelter and a housing of adults with disabilities.

Target demographics:

individuals on a personal level.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Close to 3,000 homeless individuals and over 2,000 homeless children. We renovated a local teen center housing homeless children. Served food to individuals in need and danced for hours, celebrating friendship and community.

Geographic areas served:

homeless shelters, helping adults with disabilities, cleaning streets, hiking local hills

Programs:

We have monthly events to help shelters and housing with specific needs. We host lunch and entertainment for over 100 disabled adults. We host street clean ups. Hiking events collecting much needed items such as foods, hygiene supplies, school supplies, etc. Volunteering is easy when you Hike It Up!

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Reviews for Hike It Up

Rating: 5 stars  

Haig makes volunteering fun and easy. While this organization is about helping others, it's also about helping you and your friends and family spend quality time together making the world a better place. Thanks Hike it Up!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I started volunteering with Hike it Up this year and I love Hike, he is such a giving person. My inspiration to start my own non-profit one day!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great opportunity to get involved with the local community and have fun! I will definitely be attending events in the future.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike-It-Up is an awesome organization with an amazing founder, I volunteered for Hike- It- Up this past weekend, it was honestly one of the best experience ever. We were able to be hands on and help to cook and prepare food, as well we got to get crafty. It was a very touching experiencing that I am looking forward to being apart of again.

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?

A lot

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?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been supporting Hike's events/organization for many years and I can truly say that the organization just keeps getting better and better. Serving more and more people, organizing more and more volunteers, Hike Mkhoian's Hike-It-Up has become one of the most effective non-profit volunteer organizations in the Valley. In a former career I was a Director of Volunteers for both the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. I know what the challenges are to recruit, train, and organize volunteers to manage events. Hike has become a master. He's organized, efficient, and remarkably able to make all his events a positive, pleasant experience for all his volunteers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up...and it's founder, Haig (Hike) Mkhoian is the most amazing volunteer organization I've ever experienced. I was a Director of Volunteers for Hathaway Children's Services, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross and I can truthfully say that Hike puts me to shame. He proves that one person...just ONE PERSON!...can make a huge difference. He rallies individuals, organizations, and communities to come together to raise money, donate goods, provide (and cook!) food...all to help children and others in need. This is an organization that is very, very worthy of your support. Not one dime, not one minute of time is wasted here - it all goes directly to the recipients. This is an organization you will feel proud to be associated with!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up is an awesome organization! I volunteered a few weeks ago and I was moved by their mission. I was also impressed with how organized the event was! The people were great. The vibe was just very positive! I'm glad I did some volunteer work with them and I'm looking forward to doing one again soon. Thanks Hike It Up!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike it up is a Fantastic organization. Not only do they give their time and feed our clients at Valley Village, Hike It Up somehow finds a way to help other organizations as well. Hike It Up is remarkable!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up is one of the most effective local Southeast Valley non-profits with proceeds going to relevant and needy children and organizations that Hike cares deeply about. Highly legit and making a difference. Haig is a prince.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Hike It Up visited our agency with backpacks for the families we serve. Hike arrived on time and brought volunteers with him! The best part - the volunteers were truly eager to help out! It was a great turnout, and we would love to work with Hike It Up again!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hike It Up is great! I love how Hike & his team cater not to one specific cause, but several. They really try to help wherever & whenever they can. I wish I had discovered them sooner!

 
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