PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Back on My Feet, the national nonprofit combatting homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential housing and employment resources, announces today a new national partnership with Brooks Running. The new collaboration will provide footwear and apparel to Back on My Feet members across the country.
Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members from homeless facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week with volunteers from the local community. By committing to the running component of the program members gain access to the second phase of the program, called Next Steps, which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and financial aid for housing resources.
"Back on My Feet is thrilled to partner with a running brand whose mission and beliefs align so closely with ours," said Katy Sherratt, Back on My Feet CEO. "Through our partnership with Brooks, thousands of Back on My Feet members across the country will be equipped with the best running gear on the market to tackle the road ahead."
Brooks' pledge to Back on my Feet is part of their larger corporate social responsibility endeavor to support organizations that inspire people to run and be active. To date, Brooks has provided more than 1,500 pairs of shoes to Back on My Feet chapters for their members. Through the new partnership, Brooks will also offer a generous donation of over $20K of free product for volunteers, donors and other VIPs associated with the organization, in addition to cold-weather gear such as hats, gloves and other accessories for members.
"We are excited to partner with Back on My Feet to inspire more people to run and be active," said Stacey Simmons, Social Responsibility Manager. "At Brooks we believe the run has the power to change a day, a life and even the world. With the right gear, we're confident that more people will be able to experience the positive power of the run."
About Back on My Feet Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,500 jobs and homes. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output and cost savings. Visit http://www.backonmyfeet.org/ and follow us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.
About Brooks Running Company: Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks' purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster. This purpose is supported by Brooks' Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information or follow us on Twitter (@brooksrunning) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/brooksrunning).