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Hav A Sole Turns Five

When Rikki Mendias was struck with the idea to hand out his treasured sneaker collection to the homeless living on the streets of Los Angeles, there was no way he could have known the magnitude that loving act would have on so many lives. Inspired by his personal experience with homelessness as a child and [...]

2019-07-21T21:40:30-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Stories|

Coming Full Circle

For Rikki Mendias, the founder of Hav A Sole, a pivotal moment of his childhood occurred when he experienced an act of kindness while living in a shelter with his mom, who was recovering from the throes of addiction. For those of you who may not know the story of Hav A Sole, this act [...]

2019-05-12T12:09:02-07:00May 13th, 2019|events|

One Hundred Smiles

Last week, Hav A Sole took a special trip up to the Bay to hand out shoes to the local children of Marin City. While most people may be familiar with Marin County, Marin City is a small unincorporated community just five miles north of San Francisco, that experiences significant economic hardship. Despite Marin City [...]

2019-04-28T11:34:05-07:00April 29th, 2019|events|

A Magical Day…

It was as if all the stars aligned last week when Hav A Sole and Joey Brezinski, a local street skateboarder, collaborated on an event. Joey’s idea was fairly simple. He wanted to donate new shoes from his own shoe company, but he wanted Hav A Sole to facilitate it while our friends at Uninterrupted [...]

2019-04-09T15:22:38-07:00April 15th, 2019|events|