Back in 1983 the Austin Street Center was created with the mission to provide safe shelter and basic needs for individuals seeking a permanent place to call home. Today the downtown shelter provides more than 400 people with such services as shelter, food, clothing, health and mental health services.
To kick off its 35th anniversary year, Austin Street Center will get things rolling with the Humble Beginnings Luncheon for Thursday, May 2, at the Omni Dallas.
Luncheon Co-Chairs Gina Landry and Keana Meyer have arranged to have Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt serve as honorary co-chairs and Carolyn and David Miller, Nell Beck, Nancy and Randy Best, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert and Gail and Gerald Turner serve on the luncheon committee.
They could have stopped there, but Gina and Keana managed to lock down New York Times best-selling author/Republic of Uganda Honorary Consul/”Love Does” Founder Bob Goff to be the keynote speaker.
According to Austin Street Center Executive Director Daniel Roby, “We are honored to have the inspiring Bob Goff join us to celebrate the work Austin Street has done over 35 years for the most vulnerable men and women in our city who are experiencing homelessness. Austin Street Center has changed the lives of thousands of individuals, from meeting their most basic needs to helping them get back on their feet. We invite the community to join us as we continue our mission to serve these individuals giving them hope and helping them home.”
Tickets and sponsorship are available right here!
* Photo courtesy of Austin Street Center