Elli's 33rd Birthday Fundraiser!
Organized by: Elizabeth Bradshaw
EVENT DATE Dec 31, 2014
For this year's birthday fundraiser I decided to do something much more local with a higher direct impact than in previous years. Throw in the fact that I've started a couch-to-5K, add the influence of some important new people in my life, and that brings me to doing some good for Back on My Feet Chicago. Because I have chosen a local branch of a larger organization, the money from this campaign will go to me, and I will donate it to BoMF Chicago directly. Although my birthday is December 18th, I've set this fundraiser to go to the end of the year.
From BoMF's main website:
"Changing Lives One Mile, Job and House at a Time
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 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’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing.
Through dedication and hard work, Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves. Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness."