Hav A Sole would like to thank all of its angels, partners and in-kind donors for your continued support. Because of your generosity we have been able to further our mission in bettering the lives of thousands of individuals by delivering them high-quality shoes all while creating a unique volunteer movement that promotes kindness and articulates a civic culture that celebrates Los Angeles as a connected and caring metropolis. We are grateful for your generosity, your trust, and most importantly, your commitment to our mission. On behalf of the entire Hav A Sole team we extend our deepest heartfelt appreciation.
Examples of the Causes that we Support:
Covenant House California is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. Because of our supporters we were able to provide nearly $30,000 worth of quality footwear in 2018 to the youth who call the Covenant House Los Angeles Home.
Because of our supporters we were able to donate 85 pairs of cleats to The Watts Bears, a sports program in South Central Los Angeles. The Watts Bears was created to give underprivileged youth in Watts a chance to play organized sports but on a larger scale, and to positively change the historically strained relationship between the police and the community of Watts.
Direct Outreach is where our story began with Hav A Sole Founder, Rikki Mendias walking the streets of Los Angeles giving out his personal sneaker collection to the less fortunate back in 2014. Fast forward to today and because of the outpouring of donations from our supporters the Hav A Sole Direct Outreach program has put new and gently worn shoes on the feet of the homeless in over 25 cities across the United States.