Photos: 2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala for The Homeless

These photos are from the 2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala where SoupMobile, the Omni Dallas Hotel, the mayor of Dallas, and many others come together to give 500 homeless people a free hotel stay on Christmas Eve. They also receive a delicious 4 course meal, clothes, toiletries, and other gifts.

This is the 4th year I’ve photographed this event. It’s an incredibly beautiful thing to be a part of. It also puts me in conversations with homeless people which helps me learn more about them and understand their humanity and suffering in a deeper way.

Many arrive coming literally right off the street and return to that same street the next day. Homelessness is such a complex issue and the thing homeless people need most is empathy, compassion, and understanding that their suffering is real and any help goes a long way.

2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader
2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala by Matthew T Rader

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