This is my yearly call to help fundraise a little cash for the charity org Mishka & I started back in 2014, Mile in My Shoes.
I put my heart into Mile in My Shoes. We setup running programs to connect marginalized populations with the greater community they exist in. This has been our biggest year yet on my team, VOA Roseville RRC. We’ve had 70 men and women coming out of long term incarceration sign-up & run their first of many miles with our team with our team of 30+ run mentors. They completed races ranging from a 5k to a full marathon this year with our support.
Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) brings together residents of the Twin Cities with diverse backgrounds through the power of running. Based in homeless shelters and re-entry centers for people exiting incarceration, MiMS is as a catalyst for community-building, boosting health and wellness, building leadership and self-efficacy, and spurring personal and social action. By running together, our Resident Members and Run Mentors not only find common ground, but begin to learn from and reach out to one another for support. As they transform themselves, they transform one another.
We run together to change perceptions and change lives.
Our teams will build bonds, boost wellness, and spark social action by bringing the power of running to people experiencing homelessness and other barriers.