DALLAS — The Dallas Morning News Charities announced the start of its annual campaign to raise money for 25 nonprofit organizations fighting hunger and homelessness across North Texas. Financial contributions will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2014, with 100 percent of donations given directly to agencies that provide shelter, food, emergency assistance, clothing, job skills training and counseling.
UPDATE: The Dallas Morning News Charities annual fundraising campaign already has raised more than $1 million for local DFW nonprofits, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit McKinney non-profits, such as Community Lifeline Center (see full list below). North Texas residents who made donations before Dec. 31 can claim a deduction on their 2014 tax return. They have until Jan. 31 to support the annual campaign benefiting 25 organizations fighting hunger and homelessness in the community.
Since the program was introduced in 1986, The Dallas Morning News Charities has distributed more than $24 million locally, including $1.1 million from more than 1,900 donors during the 2012-2013 campaign.
“With the help of thousands of North Texas residents, The Dallas Morning News has remained steadfast in our commitment to help those who need it most in our community,” said Bob Mong, editor and chairman of the Dallas Morning News Charities board of directors. “Our goal is to surpass last year’s number of donors and total donations, so every little bit counts and can mean a world of difference to those in need.”
Recipients of the 2013-2014 giving program include:
Allen Community Outreach
Arlington Life Shelter
Assistance Center of Collin County
Austin Street Center
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
City House of Plano
Community Lifeline Center
Crossroads Dallas Life Foundation
Duncanville Outreach Ministry
Frisco Family Services Center
Genesis Women’s Shelter
LifeLine Shelter of Grand Prairie
Network of Community Ministries
North Texas Food Bank
Oak Cliff Churches for Emergency Aid
Our Daily Bread of Denton
The Promise House
Sharing the Bread Cedar Hill
Sharing Life Outreach
White Rock Center for Hope
Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to:
The Dallas Morning News Charities
5500 Caruth Haven Ln.
Dallas, TX 75225
Donations also can be made online at charities.dallasnews.com.
The Dallas Morning News Charities made a disbursement to each organization on Dec. 31, 2013 and will make another one on Feb. 15, 2014.
Nonprofit agencies apply each June to receive funding from The Dallas Morning News Charities. Recipients are selected based on the quality of services provided, geographic area of coverage, board and volunteer involvement and the organization’s fiscal management, with an emphasis on shelters, emergency services and rehabilitative programs.
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Día (aldiatx.com), the leading Spanish-language publication in North Texas; neighborsgo (neighborsgo.com), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. In addition to the editorial drivers within the Morning News, CrowdSource was created as an independent business division to assist event organizers and producers with its operational, marketing and promotional needs. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (DMNmedia.com), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc. For more information about the publication and its entities, visit dallasnews.com.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and related websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), serving the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its investments include Classified Ventures, owner of Cars.com, and Wanderful Media, owner of Find&Save. A. H. Belo offers digital marketing solutions through 508 Digital and Speakeasy and also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service businesses. Additional information is available at ahbelo.com or by contacting Alison K. Engel, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at 214-977-2248.