Project Description

“I know we can change lives with this program. I believe in these people and so do my friends who come to talk on Monday mornings.”

Jimmy Walker

In 2007, Jimmy Walker founded a program for the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix called “Never Give Up.” The outreach is held every Monday morning when Jimmy and a guest share a message with approximately 500-600 homeless men and women.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide weekly encouragement, inspiration and hope to the homeless people in attendance. Each guest speaker shares personal experiences about life’s challenges, hard times they’ve experienced, words of wisdom, and the positive results they experienced through faith and Never Giving Up!

Never Give Up guest speakers have included Muhammad and Lonnie Ali, Jerry Colangelo, Harvey Mackay, Melanie Walton, Dr. Robert Spetzler, Mayor Greg Stanton, Larry Fitzgerald, Dwayne Wade, Carson Palmer, Governor Doug Ducey, Bruce Arians, Reggie Jackson, Foster Friess, Shane Doan, Doc Rivers, Danica Patrick, Governor Jan Brewer, Lute Olson, Nancy Lieberman, Anquan Boldin, Alvin Gentry, Ken Whisenhunt, Herb Sendek, Meadowlark Lemon, Tom Van Arsdale, Mannie Jackson, Tom Chambers, and many more.