As I was reading through my Day Zero List I realized that there was something on the list that I have already been done, but I did not have a blog entry for it! Maybe one of the things on my list should be to make my entries in a more timely fashion! The thing on the list with no entry is Participate in a Charity Walk In December, my good friend Jacqui and I participated in the Santa Hustle. Upon registering we received a free Santa hat and a Santa beard to wear during the event. We also got red Santa shirts to wear so everyone at the event looked like a Santa! Jacqui and I decided to take it a step further and wear tutus with our lovely Santa outfits so the night before I made us both tutus out of green and red tulle. This event was a fundraiser for the “Back on My Feet” program in Indianapolis. Here is some background information on the program taken from http://www.active.com/donate/bomfindy
Mission Statement: Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
Philosophy: Back on My Feet does not provide food nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. There are no labels, no stigmas and no stereotypes. At Back on My Feet, all members – regardless of race, education or socioeconomic status – join together to move their own lives forward as well as the lives of their teammates. Back on My Feet is much more than just running – it is a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, educational scholarships and housing assistance. The benefits of Back on My Feet are earned through the currency of attitude, commitment, teamwork, respect, dedication and leadership.
Our Vision: Back on My Feet envisions a community where all members have the support and motivation required to move towards self –sufficiency. Every major city has a homeless problem and while providing food and shelter are very important basic needs, something is missing. We work to rebuild, revive and re-energize individuals. It is only when we have the self-respect, self-confidence that we are truly able to move forward. Back on My Feet focuses on helping our members find a road of happiness, hope and opportunity, which includes a stable job and a place to live. This is our goal and we will get there one step at a time.
The day of the Santa Hustle was relatively warm for a December day, but still a little on the chilly side. Jacqui and I received a lot of compliments on our awesome tutus! Especially as we were walking downtown to and from the after event brunch at the Cadillac Ranch. It was a great time!! Check out our lovely outfits below!