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The Back on My Feet community is made up of members, volunteers, FundRacers, donors, partners, and more, coming together to achieve remarkable things. These are their stories.

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Unveiling the New Back on My Feet Brand

At Back on My Feet, we’ve always believed in the power of transformation, and now, we’re excited to unveil a new brand that truly reflects the strength and resilience of our members. We’ve embarked on a journey to refresh our look, moving away from the old navy blue and foot icon to something bold and modern. Our reason for this change was simple: we wanted a visual identity that represented our members while also showcasing the innovation of our program, where fitness becomes a powerful tool in the fight against homelessness, addiction, and poverty. After much consideration, our designers crafted a logo that speaks volumes about the journey our members undertake. The double-line B symbolizes the path they walk with us, each step a testament to their commitment and determination. Just like a road, our program offers guidance and structure, but it’s the hard work and perseverance of our members that propel them forward, overcoming obstacles and regaining control of their lives. In our new brand, you’ll notice a simple palette of red, grey, and tan. Red, in particular, holds significant meaning for us. It represents the unseen struggles and overlooked needs of our members. Through bold colors and a

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Alumni Stories
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From Unmotivated to Aspiring Registered Nurse
"I got a job working at a hospital as a dietary aide helping everyone from new babies to people getting...
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How Emery Discovered Community and Purpose
"I feel like that's not even a job for me. It's just a way to give back to what was given to me freely."

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From Isolation to Accomplishment: Jamie's Inspiring Journey
"I've recently applied and am interviewing with the Salvation Army shelter as a shelter monitor. I think...
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Volunteer Stories
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From Homelessness in Dallas to Paying it Forward in Boston
“The people in life that glow are the people that are always helping someone else. You can see how special...
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Connection and Relationships: What Lauren Gets Out of Volunteering
"I think the thing that I love most about Back on My Feet is the truly personal connection and relationship...
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Overcoming Addiction Through Healthy Living
"I am diving into healthy living, meaning good sleep, good eating, exercise, volunteer work. I am contributing...
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FundRacer Stories
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Empowering Change: Kristen's Experience from FundRacing to Mentoring
"Community is so important for those struggling with mental health. Some of our members have not always...
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Running for a Cause: Melanie's Journey from LA Marathon FundRacer to San Francisco Volunteer
"Volunteering with Back on My Feet has broadened my perspective, showing the diversity of homeless profiles...
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News
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Globetrotters Visit Fort Lauderdale Team
The Harlem Globetrotters joined the Fort Lauderdale Back on My Feet team for a morning run.
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Baltimore Volunteer Featured in GoDaddy Series
Baltimore volunteer, Susan Clayton, is a runner and business owner who was featured in a GoDaddy series...
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Alum Feature in On Running
NYC Alum Derek was featured in On Running for his remarkable recovery with the support of Back on My...
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Educational
Volunteer headshots and fun fact about volunteering opportunities with Back on My Feet: there are over 30 ways to volunteer with us!
Creative Volunteering Opportunities Beyond the Circle Up
See over 30 creative volunteering opportunities to support Back on My Feet's members as they overcome...
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