Tomorrow is the fourth annual Back On My Feet Bash. This will be the second time I have attended the fundraiser and I am looking forward to it – a swanky evening with a silent auction, delicious food, drinks and dancing!
The best part is that event proceeds benefit Back On My Feet, a nonprofit that works with the homeless to build independence and self-esteem through running.
Founded in Philadelphia in 2007, the nonprofit’s Baltimore chapter has four teams, each at area shelters. One of the teams is at Catholic Charities’ Christopher Place in Baltimore.
This fundraiser comes at the beginning of the holiday season, a time when many organizations are seeking monetary donations – from the people ringing bells for the Salvation Army outside grocery stores to the solicitations you receive in the mail.
This is the season for giving. Besides donating money to your favorite organization(s), what about giving your time and tutoring a student at a local school or helping to beautify your community?
With Back On My Feet, volunteers give their time and run with members four mornings a week, some members training for 5K races and 10-milers, others marathons.
For some, this may be more gratifying than writing a check.
What will you give this holiday season?