Bulls and Deng serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 700 guests at local rescue mission
November 5, 2012 -- The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng provided Thanksgiving dinner to more than 700 guests at the Pacific Garden Mission on Sunday.
Deng and Bulls representatives including Michael and Nancy Reinsdorf, Gar and Leslie Forman, Randy Brown, Bill Wennington, Chuck Swirsky, Sidney Green, Carolyn Paxson, Benny the Bull as well as Bulls and Levy Restaurants front office staffs were on hand to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the men, women and children visiting the rescue mission that evening. Deng also presented each guest with a winter hat that he donated personally.
The Bulls extend a special thanks to Levy Restaurants, Midwest Foods, Meats by Linz, Vienna Beef, Hinckley Springs, Eli's Cheesecake Company, North American Paper Company and Highland Baking Company for their donations to help make this event possible.
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. For more information, visit www.pgm.org/.