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A Mile in My Shoes

Homeless Gear’s 2016 Calendar

This year, we’ve created a 2016 “A Mile in My Shoes” calendar in an effort to highlight the issue of homelessness in our community, collaborate with our community partners and share our vision to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, move forward and escape the grip of homelessness.

Through photographs of shoes, A Mile in My Shoes calendar captures the wide spectrum of homelessness: a parent picking his son up from daycare, a family spending its nights camping, a pet owner seeking refuge with her dog.  It showcases individuals and families as they journey the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency, and everywhere in between.

Be a part of A Mile in My Shoes. By doing so, you will help make possible all that we do. You will gain knowledge about homelessness in our community, help support our partners and sponsors and provide invaluable support to the individuals and families we serve.   Here’s how you can get involved:

SPONSOR A Mile in My Shoes

Sponsor A Mile in My Shoes and you and/or your business will make a significant impact in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people. One calendar sponsorship ($250) enables us to provide a homeless family of three with the supplies that they need to survive the night and ensures one months-worth of fuel for our Street Outreach program. And since we leverage cash donations into product donations at a roughly 7-to-1 rate, sponsorship represents approximately $1,750 worth of life-sustaining supplies. Beyond the community impact, sponsorship entitles your company to a host of other benefits:

  • Company logo prominently displayed on one month of the calendar
  • Logo and recognition on Homeless Gear website
  • Logo and recognition on Homeless Gear Newsletter, which reaches over 1,900 subscribers
  • Logo and recognition on Facebook page, which reaches more than 2,200 followers
  • Banner for one full month at the Homeless Gear warehouse, which hosts thousands of volunteers and visitors each year

CHALLENGE yourself and your group

Do you work with people?  Is your child looking for a new project? Are you part of a club? A business? Take on the challenge to obtain a certain number of calendar purchase pledges.  Our goal is to find 4 groups who think they can sell 50 calendars. What would that equate to? Almost 2,200 non-perishable meals!!

PURCHASE a calendar

Pre-purchase your 2016 A Mile in My Shoes Calendar by clicking here and following these directions: 1) Click on the yellow “Donate” button 2) Each calendar is $15.  In the “Donation Amount” box, enter the total value ($15 increments) you will be using to purchase your calendar(s).  For example, enter $15 if you are purchasing one calendar, $30 if you are purchasing two, etc. 3) Enter requested information and click “Review Donation and Continue” 4) Click “Add special instructions to the seller” and provide us with a note that this purchase is for the calendar AND if you are able to pick up the calendar from the Homeless Gear warehouse in Fort Collins or if you need it shipped to you. 5) We’ll contact you when your calendar is ready!

SHARE this information with your friends

If you know a friend or business who/that might be interested in sponsoring A Mile in My Shoes, please help us spread the word. Our goals are to include the community in each of our efforts and to highlight all of our partners’ involvement.  Sponsorship provides us – and you – with the opportunity to do both.

For details about sponsorship and any calendar information, please contact Chelsey at (970) 587-3556 or Chelsey@HomelessGear.org


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