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!
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!
What a great opportunity to get involved with the local community and have fun! I will definitely be attending events in the future.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
A wonderful organization. There were parents, teens, little ones all joining together to help fill backpacks for homeless kids, inspiring, joyful day !
WONDERFUL Organization....We at Good Shepherd Center THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you do for us!!!!
This is one of the best non profits that works to help homeless and low-income youth in Southern CA. Support their mission because the demand is far greater than the supply. O.N.E. Percent Campaign supports HIKE IT UP!
We helped prep, cook and serve breakfast today at a battered women's homeless shelter and it was such a rewarding experience! The women loved that we showed up to do this event and they love Hike It Up for always coming back to cook wonderful meals for them! This was such an awesome thing to be a part of and I thank Hike It Up SO much for being such a great example and for being so committed to giving back to the community! I love this organization and I LOVE being able to help out and lend a hand! Thanks Hike It Up!! xx
I joined Hike it Up this past weekend to make breakfast for 100 disabled individuals housed with Valley Village. This was well organized, everyone was super nice and the event was lots of fun. It was a great way to start off my weekend and I can't wait to join the crew on more volunteer excursions.
I have been volunteering with Hike it up for the past 1 1/2 and I have had the opportunity to help others that are in greater need. Hike it up is such a great organization helping out in the community and bringing hope and putting smile on people's faces. If you haven't had the opportunity to volunteer Hike it up is such a great place to start. I look forward in working alongside with Hike and his team for years to come.
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.
School on Wheels love Hike It Up they always help to support the work we do with homeless children and are a great partner
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!
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!!!
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.
Anything Hike does is both professional and heart-inspired. I would thoroughly recommend his activities to anyone.
We had a wonderful hiking experience with the group. It was well organized and it was a chance to know some of the folks that are benefitting from this charity. Hike Is such a great role-model , not just for the children, but for all of us.
Hike It Up is an amazing, dedicated organization. It aims to help those in need and to better the community by raising awareness and getting people involved. Hike's enthusiasm and commitment is contagious. He makes those around him strive to be better, and do better. We're lucky to have Hike It Up in our community. The world needs more organizations like this, and more people like Hike.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hike it Up provides wonderful opportunities for adults and children to volunteer to help in various ways within their community. My 4 year old son and I stuffed backpacks that were going to homeless children. It was an easy and fun way to introduce him to the concept of volunteerism. Hike is an extremely passionate and generous man who is always thinking of others before himself. He thinks of creative ways to help those in need while making it easy for those who would like to give to others. Whether we are at a Hike it Up event, or donating toiletries, clothes or blankets at one of the drives, we are always delighted to participate and thankful that Hike It Up makes it so easy to do so.
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.
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.
Hike It Up is an amazing grassroots organization that is making a major impact in the lives of many local men, women and children. This organization rallies the support of the community, children and adults, to take an interest in making this world a better place for everyone. Hike has helped to teach my children the value of thinking beyond themselves...even with the little things like buying school supplies for disadvantaged children, or choosing toys and books from their own things to donate to homeless centers for children and teens. Keep up the amazing work, Hike It Up! Los Angeles could use more organizations like yours!
I love Hike It Up. It's such a noble and honorable organization and cause. The kids that benefit from the work and commitment are wonderful and deserve it so much. Haig is a force of nature.
Hike It Up is an amazing organization serving the needs of homeless men, women and children in the greater Los Angeles area. What I like most about this organization is how our efforts have an immediate impact. When Hike brought volunteers together to make lunches for the homeless, for instance, those lunches were loaded up into vehicles and immediately distributed to those in need. It was a simple and direct way to make an immediate impact. My kids were so proud of the lunches they helped make and it was a great way for them to start out in what I hope will be a life long endeavor to help those in need and give back to the community they live in. Equally as important as the immediate impact Hike's work has, is the long term support Hike It Up provides for homeless shelters and individuals - providing supplies for many basic needs on a monthly basis, so that the men, women and children in these shelters can focus on moving forward rather than on whether or not they have a warm blanket or a backpack to keep their schoolwork in. Furthermore, when I am unable to volunteer my time, there are many opportunities to donate money for very specific purposes. I never have to wonder if my donation is being used for administrative costs or overhead. I know that if I donate $10 to provide a backpack with school supplies for a child in need, that somewhere in the LA area, sometime very very soon, a child in need will have that new backpack with school supplies. It's as simple as that. I think that may be the single most important thing about Hike It Up. With his organization, Hike has taken on a very large, very complicated and very overwhelming problem and has made it very easy for volunteers and/or donors to get involved. Instead of seeing the problem and wondering, "How on earth do I even begin to make a difference," you go on a hike and provide basics, you volunteer your time and distribute food, or you donate a bit of money to provide much needed supplies. It's as simple as that. That's how you start. That's how you make a difference. Thank you Hike, for giving me and so many others the opportunity to so easily get involved.
Hike it up is awesome! It's a small non-profit that try's to help as much as it possibly can locally! Over all I'm very happy and grateful for the experiences that I have had with Hike It Up. HIKE IT UP KEEP
I had a wonderful time volunteering for Hike It Up. Hike has a wonderful personality and is very kind hearted. I've been to many of his hiking events and he has led the group with excitement that you don't even feel that you went on a hike. He collects many donations that day that his jeep is filled to the brim. He has had many events to feed the homeless and he knows how to interact and is very social. Everyone has a great time and the day passes by quickly. I've been to one of his events for people who are mentally or physically disabled and when you go to one of Hike's events you will realize that everyone is happy, dancing, and talking. Overall I'm pleased with his events and I had a great time, learned, and gain more experiences/memories.
This is a great organization run by a great guy with like-minded friends and families -- thank you for all of your hard work!!!
Hike it up is an amazing little non-profit. It's powered by Hike M. A friendly fellow who often will give needed items to the homeless by taking up donations. Sometimes the donations are brought for wonderful hikes he leads through our local mountains and canyons. When volunteering for Hike it up, we have prepared lunches including sandwich, fruit snack and water. Alongside many cheerful volunteers. Then going to Skid-row and handing those bagged lunches to whoever wanted one.
Hike it Up ROCKS! Non profit that cares for the community and provides assistant for the needy. I am a past volunteer and have enjoyed my experience with Hike It Up tremendously!
Hikeitup for many years has helped to make positive changes in the community. I had the privilege of volunteering for Hikeitup and have helped make a small positive change on my part. I have assisted painting the LA Youth Shelter, cleaning , landscaping. Hikeitup also organized fun physical activities with the youth and anyone from the community. Most fun for me was the Christmas 5k Marathon Hikeitup had organized with the homless youth. Amazing experience! Hikeitup is well organized non profit and always active with new creative ideas to make positive changes in the community.
"Hike It Up" not only provides a way to give back to the community by collecting donations for homeless people, but it also is a great way to discover, or rediscover, numerous hiking adventures in and around the Los Angeles area. A few months ago, I joined Hike and about 20 other people for an amazing hike around Griffith Park. I felt great because I was sweaty, saw some beautiful views, and was able to donate some items from my house that I no longer needed. Hike is a very knowledgeable hike leader, and I felt I was in good hands as I challenged myself to go further than I thought I ever could. "Hike It Up" is a spectacular organization. I hope it gets the support it needs to continue to give back to our community! Way to go, Hike!
Last weekend, I went on my first hike with Hike It Up. Not only did I get to clean out my closets and give to a very worthy organization, but I was able challenge myself on an incredibly rewarding hike. Sharing his fruit, water, trail mix, enthusiasm, and extensive knowledge of the trails, Hike led us on a great adventure. He took us on trails I never would've had the courage to attempt solo, and yet I found myself standing at the top of the world and feeling every moment of awesomeness. What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday--making new friends, giving to charity, breathing fresh air, and challenging my fitness. I will definitely be back for more.
Hike It Up makes volunteering easy and fun!! It's a great way to make a postive difference in the community.
Hike is made of pure sunshine. I am happy to help him spread his rays of love to those who need it most. We need more people like him in the world. I am proud to call him a friend. I believe in him and his wonderful organization.
I had a great experience volunteering for Hike. He has amazing helpful events. Every time I volunteer he helps feed the homeless of helps with their shelters! Or when he holds events for people with special needs, everyone interacts and everyone is happy and dancing! Over all I had amazing experiences !
A very important organization doing great work with heartfelt passion. Hike is a great role model and this organization reflects his passion to help others and give back.
Hike is a dynamo and very adept at welcoming new volunteers into the mix. His passion and commitment is evident from the first encounter with him. He keeps the focus on the goal and does not get sidetracked by negativity from others saying 'it can't be done like that'... he just finds a new way to accomplish the goal. The organization always exceeds expectations for their efforts. Kudos to Hike and the crew.
I love helping Hike with his wonderful charity. He is so giving and has made so many people in need happy. It feels wonderful to help out and I know whatever we help with Hike it will be the best we can do for other people. wonderful and honest organization through and through
I just helped a back to school drive with Hike it up for the first time. The mommy and me meetup group and I felt so good helping such a generous cause as helping homeless children to stay in school. we donated many school supplies and it was so easy even for a buys mom of 2 preschoolers like me. All I had to do was drop off our large box to a coffee house and knew it was in good hands. Thank you Hike for putting together such great drives for people in need. I will be helping and asking other parents to help as much as possible. thanks again.
Hike is a dear friend and ex-coworkers of mine always have admire his passion for children and helping others. I yet have to experience a hike with him and the great work he does. But, I know that he is a great man and know the big heart he has. I am a big fan of his and what he stands for. Love this man work and accomplishments. He is a true inspiration to helping others.
Hike is not only a wonderful teacher but has a very dear servant's heart. He's motivated by helping and educating others, which is greatly appreciated by the rest of us as well as inspiring!
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.
Hike It Up is an organization that genuinely cares about helping others no matter their ehtnicity, background or any adversities they face. It is an organization that brings a diverse community together to eagerly help those less fortunate or simply those in need of a shoulder to lean on-all the while having loads of fun. In the process of giving back to others, this organization provides a welcoming and exciting atmosphere that not only enlightens each individuals perspective but at the same time brings upon knowledge and compassion for others. Hike It Up also provides an outlet for expression while making a lasting positive change in the world, one individual at a time: people being helped and the people helping.
The thing that impresses me the most about Hike it Up is the family atmosphere. All of the volunteers work together like they have known each other for years. I was so impressed by the level of collegiality that I have also involved my infant daughter who not only loves helping out, but being treated like an equal.
Get involved with this group and you will help to bring about a great amount of meaningful change directly to your community.
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!
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.
Hike it up is a great organization. Keep sharing, growing and inspiring others to do good things. You guys are awesome!
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!
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!
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!
Hike It Up is one of the best community based organizations in the SFV. Hike, the organizer, works closely with the groups served by Hike It Up and gets donations of goods, services and funds directly to those agencies. Every volunteer I have encountered has had fun with Hike It Up... from lunch bag stuffing to hiking to the Hollywood sign there is always lots of laughter and positive energy flowing. Hike is a master at touching people's lives and helping them to see the benefit of even small donations becoming a force for good in the SFV. The activities are varied to allow for the greatest inclusion of those interested.
Haig is a dedicated and energetic leader; his enthusiasm and commitment are contagious. He offers local community members many opportunities to be involved in making a change in the communities where we live. From providing blankets to gathering foodstuffs for local shelters there is a wide variety of ways to support the organization in making our world a better place. He has the ability to provide direction to large groups of people and to help them to focus on a task for outstanding results. Just watch him organize a group of teenagers in assembling brown bag lunches! Outstanding!!
A great organization that is truly engaged in a "boots on the ground" way. Volunteers can meaningfully interact with the beneficiaries of Hike It Up's efforts; donors always get a recap of how an event went, including measurable info (like the number of at-risk teens who participate in an event, or the number of backpacks distributed to homeless kids), rather than a canned thank you note. This is community activism and humanitarianism realized, not just idealized.