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Help Cornerstone Collect Shoes for Soles for Change
Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:50 AM

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You've got shoes you don't wear; we've got a better purpose for them than gathering dust in your closet. You can make a big difference for those in need simply by donating your shoes.

Credit unions from around the region can join with the Cornerstone Credit Union League and Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation to collect new and gently used shoes throughout 2017 for Soles for Change, a Credit Unions Care initiative. All shoes collected will go to developing nations around the world in a unique endeavor designed to lift individuals, families, and communities out of extreme poverty through micro-enterprise.

Read more about Soles for Change.  

The end goal is to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes by the end of December. In honor of Development Educators (DE) Day, which takes place June 14, our short-term goal is to gather at least 2,500 pairs by June 14. And we need your help.

How You Can Participate Now

  • May 8 – June 6:  Be an advocate in your credit union by spreading the word and promoting the collection of shoes.
  • June 9:  Mail or ship collected shoes to Cornerstone's main office at 6801 Parkwood Boulevard, Suite 300, Plano, Texas 75024. Attn: Soles for Change

If you're in the area, you're invited to our Sole-a-bration on June 14 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone's main office in Plano. We want to thank everyone for participating in Soles for Change, and we'll share cake, refreshments, and photo opportunities. Shoes will be collected at this time, as well.

But even if you can't join us for the party, you can volunteer in the weeks leading up to June 14 to help us reach our goal of 2,500 pairs of shoes by June 14—and 7,500 by Dec. 31. If you are interested in participating and collecting shoes at your credit union, please contact Staci Zale or Tamra Gaines for more information.

Tamra Gaines                                                Staci Zale
Cornerstone Credit Union League              Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation
469-385-6632                                               469-385-6443
800-442-5762, ext. 6632                             800-442-5762, ext. 6443