The Dallas Morning News Charities-LuisLuis was born deaf in his left ear.

He 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, donate today.

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