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Network of Community Ministries is moving to larger space

Network of Community Ministries is moving to larger space
After serving Richardson families for more than 20 years at its current location, the Network of Community Ministries is moving to a much larger space and expects to be fully operational on Sept. 7.
Until the move is complete, the Network has new changes to its food and clothing distribution and donation drop-offs. Check the website for the latest information.  all food and clothing donations are now accepted at our new location at 1500 International Parkway, Richardson. Clothing can be dropped off each Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm and food can be dropped off during regular business hours from 8 to 4 pm Monday-Thursday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Food and clothing donations plus volunteers are in high demand. 
Network has been leasing its current 12,500 sq. ft. facility at 741 S. Sherman St. for nearly 20 years. In November 2020, the Network acquired a new 50,000 square foot building at 1500 International Parkway. The new campus will transform the client and volunteer experience and provide essential resources for staff to effectively counsel, serve and support area families.
New features include:

  • Classroom/meeting space for up to 100
  • New private case management space
  • Double the reception area
  • Dramatically expanded food distribution and warehouse areas as well as increased Clothing Closet retail-like space
  • Capacity for disaster relief and recovery
  • Safety
  • Space for partners including RISD Student Services Department.
 The new facility comes at a critical time. Since March 2020, Network has increased food distribution by 600%, and rental and housing utility assistance has increased by 400%.
We are so thankful for all the community support we have received through our Building for Our Neighbors Campaign to help us realize our dream of a new building,” Network President and CEO Cindy Shafer said. “This new space will transform our ability to effectively support area families and engage with the broader community. We can’t wait to welcome everyone into our new home after Labor Day.”

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