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Richardson To Join Network In Launch Of “Gathering Soles For NETWORK” Shoe Drive
Posted Date: 10/28/2013 4:30 PM

Gathering Souls

The NETWORK of Community Ministries, in partnership with the City of Richardson will launch the “Gathering Soles for NETWORK” shoe drive during a special ceremony to be held this Friday, November 1, 2013. During the ceremony, the Richardson City Council will join members of NETWORK, Methodist Richardson Medical Center and Richland College to donate the first pairs of family shoes – officially launching the campaign.

Members of the Richardson community are asked to donate new or gently used shoes to NETWORK Nov. 1-21. NETWORK is working with local houses of worship to create drop off locations, and most City facilities will serve as collection points, as will the NETWORK main office and Richland College. Methodist Richardson Medical Center will also distribute collection bins for employees to take part.

The Gathering Soles for NETWORK” shoe drive is being held in conjunction with “Ask Not…the Dallas County Day of Service,” which is bringing communities throughout Dallas County together to honor the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3 p.m.
NETWORK of Community Ministries

741 S. Sherman St.
Richardson, TX

About the City of Richardson
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About NETWORK of Community Ministries
NETWORK is a non-denominational, community-based organization based in Richardson, Texas and has a service area encompassing fourteen zip codes in Dallas County. The agency responds to needs by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” The organization was founded in 1985, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.

About “Ask Not… the Dallas County Day of Service.”
“Ask Not… the Dallas County Day of Service” was launched by the Office of the Dallas County Judge on February 1, 2013 and encourages all Dallas County municipalities to organize, implement, and perform service projects in their respective areas on Thursday, November 21, 2013, that honor the life and legacy of President Kennedy and highlight the strength and diversity of Dallas County.