Nonprofit's Christmas event for homeless moved from Hyatt Regency to Omni Hotel

By Christina Rosales

11:32 AM on Sep 12, 2012


About 500 homeless men, women and children who usually spend a frigid night on the street will wake up in a warm place with a full belly on Christmas Day.

The SoupMobile's 8th annual Celebrate Jesus event has been moved from the Hyatt Regency Hotel which is undergoing major remodeling, to the Omni Hotel.

SoupMobile, a nonprofit that feeds the homeless on the streets, hosts 500 homeless men, women and children on Christmas Eve. The homeless are invited to the hotel to receive new clothes and gifts and have a banquet-style dinner held in their honor.

The guests spend the night at the hotel, waking up in a safe, warm place on Christmas Day.

"It's with deep appreciation that the SoupMobile thanks the Hyatt for 7 wonderful years," a press release from SoupMobile says. "Our grateful thanks to the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel and all their amazing staff."

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the city's homeless czar,  was the event's chief server last year.

"We deeply appreciate the Mayor's heart and dedication in helping the less fortunate in the Dallas area," David Timothy, the nonprofit's executive director wrote in a press release.

(DMN September 12, 2012)