15TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO THOUSANDS OF SOUTHERN DALLAS FAMILIES IN NEED …S.M. Wright Foundation Hosts Dallas’ Largest Holiday Charity Event
The S.M. Wright Foundation today held its 15th Annual Christmas in the Park event at the Automobile Building at Fair Park. Each family attending received a hot meal, groceries and household items including furniture and clothing.
“Christmas in the Park is Dallas’ largest holiday charity event,” said S.M. Wright II, President & CEO of the S.M. Wright Foundation. “With the help of over 1,500 volunteers and donations from caring companies and individuals, we spread joy and hope to thousands of deserving families this holiday season.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was on hand to see excited children giving their new bikes a test ride, families sitting down to a hot meal and parents loading up groceries to take home. For the first time in the event’s history, there was a job fair with Southern Dallas employers and college fair that featured over a dozen institutes of higher education.
“The S.M. Wright Foundation provides vital support to the Southern Dallas community,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “Christmas in the Park isn’t just for the kids, the new job fair with Southern Dallas employers is helping this community find good jobs and the college fair will help more kids achieve their dream of higher education, helping the entire family succeed.”
As part of the Foundation’s Beds for Kids program, around 600 children also received new twin bed sets thanks to a donation by Dallas-based Sleep Experts. Two thousand underprivileged kids went home with new bikes and thousands more went home with new toys and books.