Back on My Feet

This year’s Annual Conference Session Mission Opportunity is with Back on My Feet.

Back on My Feet is a national organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Connectional running

Come out and run/walk with the homeless of Baltimore. Thursday and Friday mornings of Annual Conference, from 5:30 to 7 a.m., there will be one, two, or three-mile routes available around Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week. After 30 days in the program, members with 90 percent attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps, which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources.

Donate your shoes

Bring your gently used shoes to recycle to your SoleMate! Back on My Feet accepts all types of wearable pairs of men’s, women’s and kids shoes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, including athletic shoes, cleats, work boots, dress shoes, casual shoes, sandals, heels, flats, cowboy boots.

*They do not accept: ski boots, heavy winter boots, roller skates/blades, ice skates, flip-flops/crocs, bedroom slippers and single shoes.

Don’t want to haul your dozens of shoes to Annual Conference? Drop off your donation at any of the following approved drop-off sites:

Christ UMC 2833 Florida Ave Baltimore, MD 21227
Grace UMC 5407 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21210
Gywnn Oak UMC 5020 Gwynn Oak Ave Baltimore, MD 21207
Emmanuel UMC 802 Summit Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740
Brook Hill UMC 8946 Indian Springs Rd. Frederick, MD 21702
Calvary UMC 220 W. Burke St. Martinsburg, WV 25401
Conference Center 11711 East Market Pl Fulton, MD 20759
North Bethesda UMC 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814
First Saints Community Church 25550 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown. MD 20650
Oxon Hill UMC 6400 Livingston Rd. Oxon Hill, MD 20745
McKendree-Simms-Brookland UMC Outreach House 2411 Lawrence Street NE Washington, DC 20018
Mount Zion UMC 603 Main St Myersville, MD 21773
McKendree Simms-Brookland UMC 2411 Lawrence St. NE Washington, DC 20018
Christ UMC 2833 Florida Ave Baltimore, MD 21227

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