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.

Luis needs your attention

Luis was born deaf in his left ear.

The Dallas Morning News Charities-LuisHe struggled in school and faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles seeking employment. Now he’s lost his hard-earned job and is unable to keep up with rent on his studio apartment. Life on the street may be his biggest challenge.

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 Luis get back on his feet, click here.

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