Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Through dedication and hard work, Members earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves by advancing to the "Next Steps" phase of the program where they gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid.
The organization has had incredible results with 75 percent of Members consistently maintaining 90 percent attendance at morning runs. Fifty percent of Members successfully move from dependency to an independent lifestyle...Read More
Smile Train's mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and cleft palate. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job, and face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.
A cleft surgery can be completed in as little as 45 minutes and change a person's life forever...Read More
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to succeed in school; avoid risky behaviors; and have greater confidence, better relationships and higher aspirations. They carefully match volunteers in one-to-one long-term mentoring friendships with children of single-parent or low-income families or those where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to help youth in areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness...Read More & Watch Video
Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, they seek to help their members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.
Every week, Phoenix Multisport offers approximately 40 free events in multiple Colorado cities where the only requirement is to be sober...Read More & Watch Video
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy. Programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. Through their participation in Special Olympics, athletes gain confidence to help build a positive self-image.
Special Olympics serves nearly 3.5 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 170 countries. With the support of over 4,000 coaches, Special Olympics New York serves over 61,582 athletes (2012 census), making it the largest program in the United States and sixth largest in the world...Read More & Watch Video