Deng shares Thanksgiving dinner with 843 visitors at homeless shelter
November 17, 2008 – The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng provided Thanksgiving dinner for 843 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission on Sunday.
Deng, along with the help from his foundation, the Bulls, Infinite Logistics, Randolph Flowers, Country House Restaurant, McCormick and Schmick’s Restaurant, Edy’s Grand Ice Cream and Hinckley Springs, donated and served a Thanksgiving dinner and dessert to the men, women and children visiting the homeless shelter that evening. After dinner, Deng provided each guest with a Bulls gift to celebrate the holiday.
Deng was joined by his teammates Tyrus Thomas and Aaron Gray, as well as Benny the Bull and Chuck Swirsky as they personally assisted with serving dinner to the 700 diners.
The Luol Deng Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life. With hope, integrity and faith as values, the foundation’s wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in our community and in Sudan.
Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life's storms. It is the oldest, continuously-operating, rescue mission in the country. Countless millions have come to the "Old Lighthouse" in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care.