Where to even start with June!
Here are some highlights:
- Hiked locally and collected abundance of hygiene items for a women’s homeless center, Downtown Women’s Center.
- Partnered with Laurence School and collected hundreds of stuffed animals. We then passed out the stuffed animals to children receiving services with Children’s Bureau of LA.
- Partnered with Food Forward on several occasion to pick up and drop off fruits to individuals in shelters and living on the street.
- Hosted a community picnic and had our kick off to COLLECTING BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES! A great success and outing with our adopted Beard House of Valley Village, housing and services for adults with disabilities.
So much more happened this month and we are thankful for all our members and volunteers! Team work!
We hosted so many events and drives that we don’t know where to start!
From partnering with a private school, Laurence in hosting a stuffed animal drive, collecting over 1,000 for children living below poverty, hiking to The Observatory, to partnering with Food Forward and passing out fruit to many homeless individuals living on the streets, and taking out the ladies of our adopted house, Beard house, of Valley Village, housing adults with disabilities! It has been a great adventure, community outreach, friendship building, and feel good in your heart kinda month—now June is a whole other story!
Here are some pics to give you an idea of some stuff!
On April 23rd, we led a hike from Tree People through Fryman Park. Fresh air with great views of the valley, good company, and collected items for a local shelter! #hikingandhelping
On April 24, We had a beautiful morning hike with ladies housed at Valley Village, helping adults with disabilities. This is part of “adopt a home program” and our day included a stroll in the park, art, and a picnic! we are already planning our next months outing.
We have delivered much needed items such as clothing, kids toys, emergency kits, furniture, fruits, and so much more to the Downtown Women’s Center, The Good Shepherd Center, Upward Bound Housing, and to individuals living on the streets.
Thanks to all our members for their continual support.
This last Saturday we cooked for over 100 disabled adults, served lunch, danced, created art, and so much more!
Then on Sunday, we invited all our hikers to join us in helping local shelters by donating hygiene items. This was the last of our hygiene drive.
Thanks to everyone for all their support! Join us on social media for updates and invitations.
Sebastian is one of our younger volunteers who helped prep food, mingled, and danced with clients! We love it when children help out!
January 9th was our first event of 2016! A memorable hike of Hollywood Hills!—the start to our annual Hygiene Drive.
January 10th, we delivered more items including warm clothes, blankets, shoes, books, and much more to Downtown Women’s Center!
Check out more photos on Social Media.
We have had a full calendar for the last couple of months. We have new partnerships with community businesses, and so much more! …let the pictures show you!
***FOOD DRIVE ******WARM CLOTHES/BLANKETS ***********HOLIDAY SPONSORSHIPS to 40 HOMELESS WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND TEENAGE GIRLS **************3 TRUCK FULL DONATION TO CHILDREN’S BUREAU OF LA****
Thanks to all our members!
With the cold season upon us, we are asking all our members to consider dropping off in GOOD CONDITION/NEW warm clothes such as sweaters, jackets, coats, blankets, umbrellas, and brand new socks of all sizes in the box made a available at Menchie’s of Sherman Oaks (corner of Dixie Canyon and Ventura). Our mission is to help thousands of homeless sleeping outside.
We are thankful for establishments such as Menchie’s, who like to partner and host drives to help those less fortunate. You can also mention our name and get 20% off for your fro yo purchase.
Also, please look out for event dates where you can drop off these items while meeting the people behind Hike It Up and the community supporting us.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 13369 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks Now-December 15
Thanks to our wonderful members and community support, we collected enough non perishable foods to fill up a pantry of a local shelter, give to several families housed at Children’s Bureau of LA, and prep for our upcoming events! Thanks to everyone for supporting!