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

The Ben Burger from the Legacy Café inspired the work of local artist Maximalion Tucker.  He donated the t-shirt design to the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center & Legacy Café for a fundraiser.

“This delicious burger was chosen because it represents the BDJ Center. It shows 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 Aug. 3. 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.

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.

For more information, please call 318-657-0300

Pictured above is Laura Lyles, Chamber President,  in a green Legacy Ben Burger T-shirt.