Shirt designs can be found at www.bdjcenter.org

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 a 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 Tucker. 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.

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Ben Burger T-shirts will go on sale beginning Aug. 3. Donors to the fundraiser have a choice of six 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 fundraiser page at www.bdjcenter.org/donate-1 All funds raised will support young people ages 17-24 that 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 Aug. 13. 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.