“All six of our agencies are hoping donors will make gifts—many of them their first gifts—to help our good work in Irving,” Irving Healthcare Foundation President John Drake said in a news release. “We look forward to being a good steward of their support through two newsletters we will send in 2014 that explain exactly how we used their donations.”
The six charities are DFW Humane Society, Irving Cares, Irving Healthcare Foundation, Irving Interfaith Clinic, Irving Schools Foundation and Irving Family YMCA.
The charities are promoting this shared effort through publicity, donated advertising, blog coverage and social media to keep costs to a minimum.
The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber’s Community Development Foundation is a partner this inaugural year. The foundation will collect the gifts made online at countmeinirving.org.