Dallas charity for homeless prepares for Christmas Eve

September 22, 2012 by  

A Dallas charity is busy organizing a huge banquet for 500 homeless adults and children to be held on Christmas Eve this year. The event has been held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in recent years but has to be moved to the Omni Hotel due to refurbishment.

The special event is being organized by SoupMobile, which was launched in 2003 and has gone on to serve the homeless every year since. The banquet, held on Christmas Eve, first took place in 2005. The organization will invite 500 people who are homeless to enjoy a lavish banquet and spend the night in a warm, safe environment on Christmas Day.

The chief server at last year’s Christmas banquet was the Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, who is the czar for homeless people in the city. The executive director of the non-profit organization, David Timothy, stated in a press release that the Mayor had played a huge role in helping the homeless people of Dallas. Thanks were also extended to the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel and staff for previous years support.

In addition to attending a banquet on Christmas Eve, the adults and children are also presented with gifts and new clothes. SoupMobile aims to feed and shelter the homeless of Dallas and provide a Christmas meal every year. The organization raises awareness of its work in several ways, possibly including through contacting local printing companies. The Christmas banquet is just one of more than 200,000 meals served by SoupMobile each and every year.