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SoupMobile’s 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless

SoupMobile’s 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala gives over 500 homeless people meals and a stay at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve.

SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless

Since 2005 SoupMobile has been putting on an event called Celebrate Jesus. They hold the event at the Downtown Dallas Omni Hotel on Christmas Eve. There they make ‘room at the inn’ for 500 homeless men, women, and children. Each guest is showered with love and receives new clothes, and awesome gifts. They also receive a 4-course meal served by waiters that paid to be there. They also get to spend the night and wake up in a safe and warm bed. Every year more than 2,500 volunteers show up to help with the event.

For the third year in a row, I volunteered to photograph this special and unique event. SoupMobile’s 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala was such a joy to serve at. It is quickly becoming a Christmas tradition for me. I love being at the Christmas Gala on Christmas Eve, it reminds me that Christmas is about giving. These men, women, and children that come to stay here have so little but yet are filled with joy and gratitude. It’s a beautiful thing to be a part of.

SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
Homeless people at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Christmas Eve
2017 Celebrate Jesus SoupMobile Christmas Gala for the Homeless by Matthew T Rader
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
SoupMobile's 13th Celebrate Jesus Christmas Gala For The Homeless

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