|The Project: Back on My Feet Chicago is the official charity of Ragnar Relay Chicago, a 200-mile relay race from from Madison, Wis. to Chicago. We're challenging ALL runners to make their miles go further than distance by raising at least $100 to support our fight against homelessness. |
The Goal: Raise $30,000 for Back on My Feet Chicago.
Mission Statement: Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
Philosophy: Back on My Feet does not provide food nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. There are no labels, no stigmas and no stereotypes. At Back on My Feet, all members – regardless of race, education or socioeconomic status – join together to move their own lives forward as well as the lives of their teammates. Back on My Feet is much more than just running - it is a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, educational scholarships and housing assistance. The benefits of Back on My Feet are earned through the currency of attitude, commitment, teamwork, respect, dedication and leadership.
Our Vision: Back on My Feet envisions a community where all members have the support and motivation required to move towards self –sufficiency. Every major city has a homeless problem and while providing food and shelter are very important basic needs, something is missing. We work to rebuild, revive and re-energize individuals. It is only when we have the self-respect, self-confidence that we are truly able to move forward. Back on My Feet focuses on helping our members find a road of happiness, hope and opportunity, which includes a stable job and a place to live. This is our goal and we will get there one step at a time.
It costs $1,800 to host a member in the Back on My Feet program, which includes team participation, community and trust building activities, moving from unemployment to employment as well from shelter living to permanent housing. For more information, please click here: Cost to Host A Member.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of helping us achieve our goal.
Back on My Feet
To make a donation offline send checks to 1520 Locust Street, Suite 804, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Make checks payable to Back on My Feet, include year, race name, city and FundRacer name.