Gov. Phil Batt says it’s getting harder for government to come up with all the money needed to provide social services.
He said Tuesday that’s why it is important for private groups and organizations to help.
The governor received a check for $8,498 from 11 Boise-area chiropractors and their patients for the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund.
The trust fund works to prevent child abuse and neglect. It gets most of its funding, $43,000, through a checkoff box on state income tax forms.
Dr. Dennis Downey is in the sixth year of a program where chiropractors seek donations from their patients on a designated day. Downey said this year, more than 1,000 patients contributed.