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The Ray of Hope Project Needs Your Old Shoes and Sneakers

TROHP (The Ray of Hope Project) is in need of your old shoes and sneakers. We need 15,000 pair of shoes and sneakers. This is also a fundraiser for grassroots organizations.

With 15,000 pair of shoes and sneakers TROHP can raise $4000 dollars!!  Will you HELP US continue to “KEEP HOPE ALIVE?

For more info about how to get your shoes to us , Please contact Ray Gant@ 215 964 7627… Thank You..



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Daily News Recognizes Frankford Revitalization

4661-65-after-copy-1024x662The Daily News ran a story yesterday by Dan Geringer about the Frankford revitalization and the changes coming to the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue.

For too many years, Frankford’s main drag hovered in decline under the El tracks – dark, dirty, desolate, plagued by drugs and crime and fear.

Today, the bustling 4600 block of Frankford Avenue is the targeted center of a revitalization that Dawkins and his boss, Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, hope will radiate out along the Avenue from Womrath to Bridge streets.

It all starts with a broom, said Raymond “Ray of Hope” Gant, a former North Philly drug dealer who spent most of the ’90s in prison but has spent all of the 2000s helping struggling business corridors like Frankford’s get clean.

“When you clean up your house and your house is clean, the bugs go other places,” said Gant. “Human nature’s no different, understand?”

Gant leads a volunteer army of ex-offenders, recovering addicts and community-minded residents on a daily war against Frankford Avenue trash.

Read the entire story at this link.