100 S Broad St, Suite 1400, Philadelphia PA 19110
Contact: Casey Venella, Assistant to the President, email@example.com, 215 772-1080
Back on My Feet (BoMF), launched in Philadelphia in 2007, is a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The organization creates a community built on the very profound and innate desire for all of us to feel recognized, appreciated and supported. Back on My Feet does not provide food nor shelter, but instead provides coaching, resources, financial aid, job training and access to employment opportunities. The organization has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta and New York City, with Austin launching January 28, 2013. The organization plans to expand to the west coast in 2013 and has received media support including attention from NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CNN and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue. More information can be found at backonmyfeet.org.
Description of volunteer opportunity or mitzvah project: Run with any one of our teams in the 10 cities we are located (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Atlanta and Austin) three mornings a week or we have opportunities to fund raise for BoMF.