Thank you, to each and every contributor

About 150 donors raised the total by almost $100,000 in the final few days of The Dallas Morning News Charities annual drive.

“Contributions to the campaign equate to transformed lives.” — Camille Grimes, executive director of the Dallas Morning News Charities

“I am very pleased with the campaign’s strong finish, and I thank each and every reader who donated to this worthy cause.” — Bob Mong, Editor of The Dallas Morning News and chairman of the DMN Charities drive

The DMN Charities Thank YouThe final 2014-2015 campaign update:

Number of donors: 1,669
Total collected: $1,301,227

This year marks the third-highest amount of donations in the 29 history of the campaign:

#1 Year 2006-2007    $1,850. 554
#2 Year 2013-2014    $1,684,955
#3 Year 2014-2015    $1,301,227

Thank you Dallas for caring!

If you have a giving heart, it’s not too late. The Dallas Morning News Charities accepts donations year round. The Dallas Morning News Charities covers all administrative costs so that 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to recipient agencies for those in need.

Click here to donate online, or send your check or money order payable to:

The Dallas Morning News Charities
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

Questions: Phone: 214-346-5546

Follow us on Twitter at @DMNcharities
and on Facebook at facebook.com/DMNcharities

Jacob’s home was a war zone

At playtime he pretends he’s an armed policeman.

The Dallas Morning News Charities-JacobFrom seeing his father hold a gun to his mom’s head to witnessing him physically abuse his brother and sister, Jacob’s home was a war zone. Through one of our charities’ programs, Jacob was assigned a counselor and began sessions of play therapy to slowly heal the wounds caused by years of exposure to domestic violence.

Poverty robs people of dignity, hope and the power to determine their own future, but together we can make a difference. The Dallas Morning News Charities funds 25 local organizations that help those who are homeless, hungry and able to rehabilitate.

If you have it in your heart to help someone like Jacob have a bright and productive future, click here.

*The photo and name have been changed to protect the North Texan’s identity.

Destiny is proud she has a job

The Dallas Morning News Charities-DestinyDestiny works at a local factory to support her three children and two grandchildren.

Her daughter works part-time at a gift shop. Together they have just enough to pay the bills. But it’s not always enough to buy the nutritional food their family needs.

Poverty robs people of dignity, hope and the power to determine their own future, but together we can make a difference. The Dallas Morning News Charities funds 25 local organizations that help those who are homeless, hungry and able to rehabilitate.

If you have it in your heart to help someone like Destiny get back on her feet, click here.

*The photo and name have been changed to protect the North Texan’s identity.

Campaign Update: January 22, 2015

You’re making a difference!

The Dallas Morning News Charities logoUpdated January 28, 2015

Number of donors: 1,453
Total collected: $1,085,412.59

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Updated January 21, 2015

Number of donors: 1,399
Total collected: $1,046,589.59

The DallasMorning News is collecting money through Jan. 31 for distribution to 25 agencies that help the hungry and homeless in North Texas. Charities will receive 100 percent of all donations.

Last year we collected $1,684,955 from 1,837 donors. Would you like to help us meet or exceed that amount this year?

Click here to donate online, or send your check or money order payable to:

The Dallas Morning News Charities
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

Questions: Phone: 214-346-5546

Follow our campaign on Twitter at @DMNcharities
and on Facebook at facebook.com/DMNcharities

 

 

 

Jonah dreams of serving in the U.S. Coast Guard

The Dallas Morning News Charities-JonahHe has been training for the Coast Guard for a year, but an abusive home is making his path difficult.

Jonah wants to protect his country, but his current role is protecting his sister. If they can’t escape their abusive home situation, his dreams might be derailed. They need a place to live and food to eat.

Poverty robs people of dignity, hope and the power to determine their own future, but together we can make adifference. The Dallas Morning News Charities funds 25 local organizations that help those who are homeless, hungry and able to rehabilitate.

If you have it in your heart to help someone like Jonah get a fresh start, click here.

*The photo and name have been changed to protect the North Texan’s identity.