The Network of Community Ministries is a nondenominational, community-based organization serving over 67,000 individuals annually throughout the RISD area. On top of general donations, the organization is especially in need of diapers, toiletries, food and clothing.
Drop-off locations will be available from March 14-April 30 at 10 municipal facilities as well as the RISD Administration Building to collect supplies. Donations can also be dropped off at the ministry's facility at 1500 International Parkway in Richardson.
The city facility drop-off locations include Richardson City Hall, Heights Recreation Center, the Gymnastics Center, Huffhines Recreation Center, the Richardson Public Library, Richardson Municipal Court, the Richardson Police Headquarters, the Richardson Senior Center, the Service Center and the Tennis Center.
The ministry has also set up an Amazon wishlist for those wishing to donate virtually. Residents who purchase from the wishlist can send them directly to the ministry's facility. People looking to make financial contributions can do so through the ministry's website.
Residents can also help donate to the ministry through the annual Trash Bash on April 23. This year’s donation drive will include a drop-off location at City Hall for donations to the ministry.
Items requested for donation at the ministry’s Trash Bash site include baking supplies, breakfast foods, boxed and canned meals, canned soups, hygiene products, diapers, baby wipes, underwear and socks.
For additional information or questions, call 972-744-4080.