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  • Ben D. Johnson Educational Center Launches Online T-shirt Fundraiser on August 3rd

    Contact: JoAnna Cooper, Ben D. Johnson Educational Center
    Phone: (318) 460-7460
    Email: jcooper@bdjcenter.org
    Website: www.bdjcenter.org
    7/29/2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

    Ben D. Johnson Educational Center Launches Online T-shirt Fundraiser on August 3rd 
      
    Natchitoches, Louisiana – The Ben Burger from the Legacy Café inspired the work of local artist Maximalion Tucker, proprietor of Nakatosh Tattoo Co. He has donated a t-shirt design to the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center & Legacy Café for fundraiser.
    “This delicious burger was chosen because it represents the BDJ Center. Quality ingredients brought together that are worth more than the sum of their parts” said Maximalion Tucker about his choice.
    The Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is a nonprofit in Natchitoches that provides workforce training and increase access to healthy foods with the Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program, BDJ Garden, and Legacy Café.
    Ben Burger T-shirts will go on sale beginning August 3rd. Donors to the fundraiser have a choice of 6 preset Donation Levels or entering their own donation amount in the box marked “Other”. Every donation of $25 or more receives a Ben Burger T-shirt, along with additional benefits for larger donations.
    There will be a Special Art Drawing for top donors to win the watercolor of the Ben Burger Design. This will be a one-of-a-kind piece, painted in the winner’s choice of color palette.
    Details are available on the BDJ Center website on the Fundraisers page:  www.bdjcenter.org/donate-1
    All funds raised will support young people ages 17-24 who are out of work and out of school with barriers to employment, by providing career development, life and leadership skills, and culinary training. The Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program will start its next cohort August 13, 2020.
    The mission of Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is to build community in Natchitoches and give access to social and economic success for all of its residents.
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    Founded by Claire Prymus in honor of her late uncle, the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a commitment to building community and providing access and opportunities for residents in Natchitoches, Louisiana.