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.