For a limited time, all individual donations through this GoFundMe page will be matched by the Stand Together Foundation. The match will cap at $100,000 - so help us reach our goal!
At Back on My Feet we use the power of running and community to combat homelessness, helping our members achieve sustainable employment and stable housing. In 13 cities across the US, running is the catalyst, the tool, bringing our members together with surrounding communities, creating networks and support systems that empower them as they work hard to move their lives forward through our one-on-one Next Steps program. There, they have access to workforce development, training, employment and housing resources. Our goal: empowering our members to achieve self-sufficiency.
Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way society approaches homelessness. Our unique model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope.
We use running, community and essential resources to empower our members and help our members change their lives. Here's a snapshot of the impact we are having across the country.
7,500 Jobs & Homes Achieved
3,000 of Members Trained & Educated
70% of Members Employed & Housed
83% of Members Maintain Employment
44% of Members Employed Receive a Wage Increase Within the First 6 Months
450+ Members Have Run Marathons
150,000 Supporters & Volunteers Nationwide
On average, our members are hired at $13.42/hr verses the national minimum wage of $7.25/hr.
Your Economic Impact
$1 invested in us returns nearly $2.50.
For every $1 invested in Back on My Feet, nearly $2.50 is returned to the community through increased economic activity and cost savings – and that return is seen in only three years. The economic impact includes: increased economic output from employment and the cost savings from housing, medical costs associated with hospitalization and low physical activity levels, incarcerations costs, and treatments for alcohol/drug addiction. The economic impact results have been validated by PA Consulting Group.
Join us at www.backonmyfeet.org.
Please note: Donor contact information will be shared with both Back on My Feet and the Stand Together Foundation.