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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Mello D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

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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Professional with expertise in this field

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!