According to THE LUNCH™ Committee Co-Chairs Kristina and John Hallam,
“This is a historic year for Goodwill Dallas with the launch of THE LUNCH™ on Tuesday, September 15, with keynote guest, George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States.
“THE LUNCH™ is completely underwritten by very generous donors allowing 100% of every dollar raised to directly advance the Goodwill mission of creating jobs for individuals in our community who otherwise would not be able to work.
“Poverty in Dallas has persisted with 189,600 workers unemployed and employers have less demand for low-skilled workers. Goodwill provides training to individuals who want to work, so they have the ability to secure sustainable employment no matter the limitations.
“The time to invest in Goodwill is now as 66% of individuals or 2 out of 3 people are turned away each year due to lack of finances and the staffing required to meet growing needs.
“By strategically investing in people, training them with the skills employers in our community are seeking, we can help decrease unemployment, reduce government dependence and strengthen families through improved financial and emotional stability.
“We are asking you to join us in supporting this inaugural event by visiting www.goodwilldallas.org or calling 214.638.2800 for sponsorship and table sales information.”
* Photo provided by Goodwill