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Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past Boston Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here.

BoMF Boston would like to recognize New Balance as their company of the month for February. New Balance is the official gear partner for the Back on My Feet Boston chapter, helping to provide proper, high-quality running shoes and clothing to every BoMF member.

“For me, Back on My Feet epitomizes what New Balance is about — helping people move, helping people in the communities that we live and work and helping Make Excellent Happen,” says Peter Sorenko, General Manager, New Balance Apparel. “Back on My Feet is all that. On a personal level, the energy and excitement that this Team generates is inspiring to me! I’m proud to be part of this community!”

Here in Boston, Back on My Feet is honored to be partnered with such a prestigious pillar of the community. When Back on My Feet members lace up our New Balance sneakers each morning, we are thankful for the opportunity to share our mission of battling homelessness in this unique way with a company that truly understands and values the importance of physical well-being and its effect on the mental whole.

Everyone at Back on My Feet Boston would like to thank the New Balance team for their support and congratulate them for the honor of Company of the Month!

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past DC Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here. PwC has been a BOMF supporter since its inception in the district and recently continued support through a sponsorship in the 2010 Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon.

Back on My Feet D.C. is pleased to recognize PwC US as its Company of the Month for December. PwC has supported Back on My Feet in the District of Columbia since the chapter’s inception. Most recently, PwC sponsored the 2010 Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon.

“We’re pleased to support the great work of Back on My Feet. Each year, thousands of PwC people volunteer their time to support the community, contribute their professional expertise to not-for-profit organizations, and help mobilize various business coalitions that address local needs,” says Daniel Frey, a PwC partner and Advisory Board Member for Back on My Feet Washington, DC. “And as a member of the DC community, I’m personally excited to see a local organization with a track record of success continue to grow in our market.”

Last year, PwC reached out to communities through nearly 200 firm led projects, donated more than 74,000 work hours and impacted more than 97,000 children through its community service program. Over the past three years, the initiative has contributed nearly 300,000 volunteer hours to more than 800 projects throughout the country. To learn more about PwC’s corporate responsibility efforts, please visit the “About us” section at www.pwc.com.

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. Read about past companies of the month here.

Back on My Feet is fortunate to have unwavering support from Marriott. The international hotel chain and its associates have not only stepped in at a national level; Marriott has also invested time, resources and energy in helping to build Back on My Feet’s chapters.

Marriott played a key role in the launch of the Chicago chapter by serving as the presenting sponsor for the breakfast. It has also helped Chicago become more ingrained in Chicago’s business community by introducing the organization to its many friends and contacts in the Windy City. Marriott properties in Chicagoland continue to support Back on My Feet through participation in Chicagoland Sneaker Day by engaging a handful of area properties in the event. This will allow even more Marriott associates to become exposure to Back on My Feet and its mission and contribute to the cause.

“Marriott is an enthusiastic supporter of Back on My Feet and happy to play a key role in the growth of the organization’s newest chapter in Chicago,” said Rita Cuddihy, Area Vice President for Marriott. “Several thousand individuals in Chicago are experiencing homelessness each day, and Marriott is proud to partner with an organization that is working so hard to help these individuals literally and figuratively get back on their feet.”

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. This is the first for Chicago, which launched on Sept. 22. Find other corporate partners here.

Comcast is one of the nation’s leading providers of cable, entertainment and communication products and services. The company has been instrumental in the successful launch of Back on My Feet Chicago. From donating office space for the Chicago team, to helping coordinate media relations, to having a large presence at the inaugural run and breakfast, the team at Comcast has truly gone above and beyond in supporting the organization before and while it kicked off its efforts in the Windy City.

“Comcast is a proud partner of Back on My-Feet, as we continue our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. It was great to be named to the board of such an amazing organization and I’m excited to contribute to BOMF as we address Chicago’s homeless population,” said Jason Gumbs, area vice president at Comcast and member of BOMF Chicago Advisory board. “Being a part of the launch in Chicago has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Every morning that I run with the team, I see what BOMF and Comcast are contributing to and who we are helping. It provides incredible motivation to give more and do more to address homelessness in our local communities.”

Back on My Feet would like to recognize Blank Rome as our company of the month for September 2010. Blank Rome has been a wonderful supporter for BOMF, particularly through their involvement in our Sneaker Day as well as their sponsorship in the 20in24.

“Blank Rome is pleased to support Back on My Feet in its fundraising efforts and its mission to directly help the community and the homeless population in moving their lives forward one step at a time.” -Leigh Anne Fierro, Attorney, Blank Rome

As one of the largest law firms in the United States, Blank Rome remains heavily involved in the community, providing support through Pro Bono services and beyond.

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past DC Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here. Back on My Feet is the official charity of the 2010 Ragnar Relay Washington D.C. and is excited for race day and to work with Ragnar.

“We selected Back on My Feet to be the official charity for Ragnar Relay Washington D.C. so we can do more than just have fun and run, but to also create awareness and support of this organization that is doing great things in the local community,” said Dan Hill, Co-Founder of Ragnar Relay Series. “Having the opportunity to open our community of Ragnar runners to support an organization like Back on My Feet is an amazing opportunity.”

“Back on My Feet is an organization that is doing positive things in the community as they tie in job training, employment, housing, while also still emphasizing fitness as a key aspect of a healthy lifestyle,” said Kent Phippen, Race Director. “Ragnar Relay is an unforgettable and fun experience for runners to have a great time while exercising, so this was such a natural partnership and we are looking forward to race day.”

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past Boston Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here.

Back on My Feet Boston would like to thank Adage Capital Management as its Company of the Month for July. Adage is a Boston-based equity manager of primarily endowment and foundation assets. The company has been instrumental in the success of Back on My Feet in Boston and has demonstrated its tremendous dedication since the chapter’s inception.

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Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past DC Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here.

“GEICO is proud to support Back on My Feet in its quest to make a positive change in local communities and across the nation. We strive to ensure a better community for the people we insure and recognize Back on My Feet’s contribution toward this goal. Part of GEICO’s corporate mission is to encourage active, involved citizenship and Back on My Feet offers a perfect example.”

– Amanda Talbert, Regional Community Relations Coordinator, GEICO

Every month, each Back on My Feet chapter highlights one of its many generous sponsors and funders. See past DC Companies of the Month here and other corporate partners here.

“SunTrust Bank is a proud supporter of Back on My Feet and their efforts to bring positive change to communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region and nationally. We recognize that strong communities make strong banks, and we are excited to support an organization focused on breaking down socioeconomic barriers and building communities. We are especially looking forward to using the power of sport through our partnership with the SunTrust National Marathon in March 2011 to help Back on My Feet expand on their efforts in the DC region.”

– Scott Wilfong, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank of Greater Washington

Back on My Feet Boston would like to recognize Comcast as its company of the month for June.  Comcast is the country’s largest provider of cable services and one of the world’s leading communications companies. The company has been a tremendous support, continuously lending its many talents and abilities to Back on My Feet.

“Comcast couldn’t be prouder to support the work of Back On My Feet. From my first meeting with Anne and her team in Boston, I was impressed by their energy, enthusiasm and dedication to helping others. At every level, Back On My Feet is an inspirational organization that brings communities together to make a difference by showing homeless individuals how to lead lives filled with commitment and responsibility and restoring their confidence in themselves and their own abilities. We’re thrilled to help Back On My Feet grow and thrive.”

- Kevin Casey, Comcast NorthCentral Division President and BOMF Board Member

Comcast was also recognized by the D.C. chapter as their April 2010 Company of the Month.