Photos: 2018 SoupMobile Christmas Gala for The Homeless

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

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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