Saving The Shape Community Center

Its  motto is “Let  Us All Pull Together” and  last week that’s exactly what several community leaders did to help keep the doors open at the Shape Community Center.

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Mayoral candidate Gene Locke made an emergency appeal for donations over the airwaves of KCOH Radio on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 Several people called in to the studio to make  financial pledges, while others  stopped by the station to drop  off  a check or cash donation. 

Shape has been  the heart of  Houston for 40 years. It has helped register people to vote,  given clothing, food and money to pay utilities to countless needy families, and provided a place for community members to meet to discuss issues of racial discrimination. 

Many of the people who called into the station gave their own testimonial about how Shape has made a difference in their lives.

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DeLoyd Parker is the executive director  of   the Shape Community Center.  You c an learn more about the organization and how you can help by logging on to

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