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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hike It Up is a well known organization in our neighborhood. They are doing a wonderful job raising awareness about where help is needed in our community, and make it easy to be part of the solution. I used to volunteer. Now with a more hectic schedule, I donate when I can, and completely trust that my money will be used in the most efficient way possible.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated to and volunteered for this organization. I love that it helps local groups. Hike is passionate, has an incredible amount of energy, is open to suggestions, but a strong leader and a fantastic role model to my children. We are looking forward to contributing to this organization as much as we can for a long time to come.

Sandy73

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is amazing how one young person can make such a big difference in the community!! I am so proud of all you do Hike and know you are making a mark on society. Bravo to you and yoyur amazing organization.

CL M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hike It Up has given me the opportunity to join a concerned community of volunteers and donors.
I have enjoyed the time I have spent participating in their events.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hike gives selflessly of himself, his time and his heart. If we all tried a little harder at giving of ourselves like him, I can only imagine how much more beautiful of a world we would create.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hike It Up provides a rewarding experience for everyone involved: Donations of food and clothing for those in need, great exercise from hiking, and new friendships that evolve while uncovering Los Angeles' hidden hiking secrets - courtesy of the most energetic and benevolent guide, Haig Mkhoian. It's one of the most healthy ways I know that you can help others while simultaneously helping yourself get in shape. What more can you ask for from an organization?! Keep it up, Hike it Up!

Karen233

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad I found Hike It Up! Not only do you get to go on a great hike but you also get to meet some great people and on top of all that by donating clothing or food you feel amazing about yourself. Such a wonderful feeling just for joining this group. Priceless.