After months of preparation, it was finally time for Bread for the City‘s annual Good Hope Gala!
In 1974 Bread opened its first free clinic, the Zacchaeus Free Clinic, in DC. For 45 years the clinic has served the DC community and to celebrate, Bread wanted pay homage to the 70’s. From disco balls to soul train, the night was electric and ripe with disco fever.
We tore up the dance floor, enjoyed a lively auction, and celebrated Bread’s amazing achievements over the years!
But, as Bread’s CEO, George A Jones said,
“Bread’s fight for social equity and justice is not done.”
Bread’s free dental clinics serves over 1,000 people a year and their free medical clinics administered 5,000 vaccinations last year alone. Bread serves food to over 40,000 families a year. Their orchards provides much of that food. Bread also offers free legal aid, affordable housing, and job training.
Courtney Dowe, Bread’s key note speaker, former client and current board member, put it best, when she said,
“It’s not just a community, it is a refuge.”
The money raised at this weekend’s Good Hope Gala, will help Bread continue to offer that refuge. Serving those in need with dignity and respect.
We are so proud to be a part of Bread’s community and team.
From invitation to branding, posters to programs; every project for Bread is important to our team.
Bread’s efforts change lives for the better every day. They make a real impact in our community and it is a privilege to be a part of that.
If you wish to learn more about Bread for the City’s programs and ways you can help, visit their website.