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Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls Serves Eli’s Cheesecake for Dessert at his 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pacific Garden Mission

Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls was named as the Sportsman of the Year in the NBA for his activities in the community. One of the many programs of his Luol Deng Foundation is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the
needy. At Eli’s we are delighted to have supported Luol for all three of his Thanksgiving Dinners this year at the Pacific Gaden Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 21, 2007 – The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng will provide Thanksgiving dinner for more than 700 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission (1458 S. Canal Street | Chicago, IL) today beginning at 5 p.m.

Deng, along with the help from his foundation, the Bulls, Eli’s Cheesecake, Randolph Flowers, Hinckley Springs, Fields Auto Group and Infinite Logistics will donate and serve a Thanksgiving dinner and Chicago’s Eli’s Cheesecake to the men visiting the homeless shelter that evening. After dinner, Deng will provide each guest with a Bulls gift to celebrate the holiday.

Deng will also be joined by teammates Joakim Noah, Chris Duhon and Thabo Sefolosha as well as team mascot Benny the Bull as they personally assist 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, our 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. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle

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Eli’s Cheesecake Proud to Support Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls in Providing dessert for guests at the Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Eli’s Maureen Schulman is pleased to assist Luol Deng in serving Eli’s Cheesecake for dessert at his 2nd Annual
Thanksgiving Celebration.
 
More than 400 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home will enjoy the mealDeng Provides 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Homeless Shelter

November 21, 2006 — The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng will provide Thanksgiving dinner for more than 400 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home the day before the holiday, Wednesday, November 22 beginning at 4 p.m.

Deng, along with the help of the Chicago Bulls, MacArthur’s Restaurant and Fields Auto Group, will donate and serve a Thanksgiving dinner and Chicago’s Eli’s Cheesecake for the families visiting the homeless shelter that evening.

Additionally, after dinner, Deng will provide each guest with Bulls gifts to celebrate the holiday. He will also be joined by team mascot Benny the Bull as he personally assists in the serving of dinner and entertaining the 400 diners.

Deng is dedicated to assisting youth and families in the metropolitan Chicago community by providing resources and creating opportunities. With hope, integrity and faith as values, Deng creates and implements hands-on projects that inspire and encourage progress and improvement in the community.

Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle. They leave having found new life through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Gospel League Home was established in 1941 to specifically address the needs of homeless women and children. It provides dorm-like housing for approximately 150 women and serves between 5,000 and 7,000 meals each month.

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake Brings the Dessert for Chicago Bull Luol Deng’s Inaugural Thanksgiving Celebration

It was our please to bring the dessert when Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng hosted a day before Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 people at the Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home in Chicago on Wednesday, November 23rd. Luol is a real inspiration for youth in our community and we were delighted to join him and our friends from Boston Market to bring smiles to people in need in our community,

It was most appropriate to host this event at the Pacific Garden Mission since this institution has has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms since 1877. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle. The Gospel League Home was established in 1941 to specifically address the needs of homeless women and children. It provides dorm-like housing for approximately 150 women and serves between 5,000 and 7,000 meals each month

Luol was a great host for the event making sure that everyone had seconds of dinner and their Eli’s Cheesecake.

Luol brought many friends from the Bulls Organization, including Bulls #1 Fan, Benny the Bull, who is also a great Eli’s Cheesecake fan.

Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman helping Luol pass out dessert from Eli’s.

Eli’s, Haley, Elana and Kori Schulman, thanking Luol for his community support.

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Eli’s Cheesecake delighted to support Chicago Bulls Forward, Luol Deng, by providing dessert for his Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 guests at the Pacific Garden’s Mission’s Gospel League Home

 

 

Second-year forward will serve dinner at city’s Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home

Deng to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 Chicagoans

November 17, 2005 – Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will visit Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home (Chicago) on Wednesday, November 23, to serve a Thanksgiving dinner he has purchased to the 400 visitors expected at the home that evening.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Deng and Bulls mascot Benny the Bull will serve the traditional turkey dinner followed by dessert and the distribution of Bulls gifts from the star forward. The Gospel League Home is located at 955 West Grand Avenue in Chicago.

“My athletic abilities have opened many doors of opportunity to me,” said Deng. “Along with playing in the NBA, I am fortunate to be in a position to genuinely help others and I intend to take full advantage of that opportunity.”

“The holidays can be extremely difficult for those who are struggling because they are a time for celebration, giving thanks and sharing,” he continued. “My goal is to remind these people that they are cared about and give them hope that there are better days ahead.”

With the assistance of the Chicago Bulls, Boston Market, Eli’s Cheesecake and Point Imaging, all patrons visiting the home on November 23 will be provided with dinner, dessert and Bulls novelties in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Deng will continue what has become his holiday tradition of giving in December by planning a shopping spree for local youth.

During his career, Deng would like to use his experience to inspire hope and hard work in young people who must overcome significant obstacles in order to lead productive lives.

Like Luol, there are plenty of great young people – in this city and throughout the world – who are building brighter futures through grit, focus and steadfast resolve. To help them, he plans to establish a Fund that will recognize and reward their efforts. Over the next year, Luol will be giving serious thought to the Fund’s mission and the grantmaking activities that will best support it. For now, he is delighted to do what he can by participating in uplifting events such as this one.

Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle. They leave having found new life through faith in Jesus Christ. The Gospel League Home was established in 1941 to specifically address the needs of homeless women and children. It provides dorm-like housing for approximately 150 women and serves between 5,000 and 7,000 meals each month.

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