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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

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!

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

WONDERFUL Organization....We at Good Shepherd Center THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you do for us!!!!

Sinead C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

School on Wheels love Hike It Up they always help to support the work we do with homeless children and are a great partner

NVCSINC

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hike it Up is a great organization that has helped us throughout the years by proving us with various donation items that have greatly benefited our Youth and Family Literacy Programs. We are very grateful to be partnered with an organization that focuses on changing lives. Thank you for all that you do for the community!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Hike it Up provided us with numerous donations for our residents! Their care and attention to our work has helped us better serve our clients. Thanks Hie it Up!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hike it up is a great organization that promotes people to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Its leader, Hike, does a great job in exploring new venues and trails that are not as common to others. He permits the groups to go at their own pace and makes it fun. I've been to Bronson Canyon and Griffith Park Observatory hikes with the group. I look forward to more adventures!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hike it Up is a fantastic organization. Hike and his group have donated to our nonprofit several times over the years, and they are terrific to work with. We appreciate all of Hike's hard work in organizing the community to make a difference for others!

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Rating: 5

Hike it Up and its founder, Hike, are amazing. Hike is passionate about making an impact. Hike it Up has donated much needed back packs, arts and crafts supplies, and many other important items to our children's programs at North Valley Caring Services. He's put together a great group, that really makes a difference for non profits like ours!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) is proud to have Hike It Up as volunteers! They are a wonderful and generous group who truly helps better the life of the homeless clients we serve.

jennydaniels

Client Served

Rating: 5

This fall, Hike It Up put together a special Thanksgiving dinner for over 112 men and women with developmental challenges plus their aides. Volunteers arrived early and made the turkey, stuffing, cookies and pies from scratch. They plated and served more than 200 meals including salad, entree, 2nd's, dessert, and even more dessert. Everyone there felt like they were king and queen. After dinner we all danced together. Hike It Up has the most wonderful volunteers who really care about the people in the community. At Valley Village, it can be hard to find things in the community for our folks to participate in and Hike It Up provided this very special dinner and made inclusion very easy. Everyone is looking forward to getting together again!