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Southwest Financial Collects Shoes for Soles for Change
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:40 AM

Shoes Donated at Southwest Financial

The employees at Southwest Financial are always willing to step in and help those in need, and right now, they're collecting shoes for Soles for Change. 

Read more about Soles for Change

Southwest Financial employees were offered the opportunity to start their summer dress code two weeks earlier in exchange for donations of new or gently used pairs of shoes. They collected 28 pairs to help families in developing countries. Their plan is to deliver the shoes to Cornerstone on June 5.

Southwest Financial Director of Marketing Venoka Daniels said this campaign is just another great way to show how credit unions come together in the spirit of People Helping People. 

The Soles for Change campaign is a Credit Unions Care initiative in honor of Development Educators (DE) Day, June 14. Cornerstone's goal through 2017 is 7,500 pairs of shoes, but through DE Day the goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes, with the help of all credit unions in the region. Won't you donate your gently used shoes?

How You Can Help

  • Through June 6:  Be an advocate in your credit union by spreading the word and collecting 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 a DE:  We honor you today! Here's an opportunity to give back the DE way. We would love to see our local DEs pick up and deliver or ship the shoes to Cornerstone (see above).

Join Us for the Sole-A-Bration
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