A couple weeks ago we made our way up to LA on a Sunday afternoon and hung out at the Melrose Trading Post (aka the Melrose Flea Market). While chilling at the Ark Collective mobile pop-up tent we met Shiela Hizon, an awesome young Los Angeles based photographer.
Earlier this week we got an email from Shiela telling us how she was stoked on what we’re doing with Ark and that she had done a nice little write up about us on her website. So naturally, we showed Shiela our appreciation by thanking her and were stoked to find this:
Ark Collective: Get To Give
” It was a refreshing change of scene to step into the Melrose Flea Market with my friend Katie on a Sunday morning. It’s a pretty big market and I never really see everything. Katie said it’s best to go with a purpose: to find a necklace, find a chair, find a vintage pair of boots, etc. So what was my purpose? None, really.
Meet Kevin, a young entrepreneur who has made it a mission to give back. He created Ark Collective after hearing that youth’s in the Los Angeles community didn’t have adequate educational supplies—one being a backpack.
I don’t have the right words to describe how inspiring Kevin is. He’s a forward thinker and has applied his creativity and vision towards a definitive goal of making a difference (in the community).
I walked away wanting to buy everyone I know a backpack just so more kids can benefit from Ark Collective’s Get to Give program: for every backpack purchased, a new backpack goes to an underserved student. (How awesome is that?!) This is definitely going to be my gift of choice for my nephews and nieces.
Head on over to Ark Collective’s website and maybe buy a backpack of your own: www.arkcollective.com
Thank you Kevin for inspiring us! ”
Thanks again for the kind words and awesome photos Shiela!
*Check out Shiela’s website http://hizonphotography.com/