According to Gateway To Opportunity Luncheon Co-Chairs Juanita Harris and Selwyn Razor,
Here is your opportunity to help Family Gateway provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. The Gateway To Opportunity Luncheon will feature Daymond John, entrepreneur, co-star on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and CEO and President of lifestyle brand FUBU at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Thursday, September 26.
Daymond John is recognized worldwide for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs. He initially made his mark as an entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which has eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. Daymond credits a great of success to his mom who worked multiple jobs to put food on the table. He faced several hardships growing up in Hollis, Queens. After his neighborhood was hit with the crack epidemic in the 1980s, many of his friends became drug dealers, some of whom lost their lives.
Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. Eventually, rappers were wearing his clothes in music videos and red carpets while Daymond worked as a waiter at Red Lobster to make ends meet. His inspiring story reminds us that with perserverance, passion and a supportive community, anyone can rise to the challenge and overcome adversity.
Proceeds from the luncheon support Family Gateway’s mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. As the service access point in Dallas County for families with children experiencing a homeless crisis, Family Gateway is part of the solution as the only emergency shelter in Dallas that serves families of all kinds.
By supporting the Gateway To Opportunity Luncheon, you will enable Family Gateway to address the devastating effects of homelessness in our community. Visit www.familygateway.org for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information.
* Photo provided by Family Gateway