2019 East Texas Giving Day raises awareness for local nonprofits

2019 East Texas Giving Day is in full swing with donations already coming is thanks to prescheduled giving. This year’s event features 185 registered nonprofits from across East Texas.

East Texas Giving Day, powered by East Texas Communities Foundation, is an 18-hour, online giving event set for April 30, 2019. The event officially kicks off at 6:00 a.m. and ends at midnight. Donors can participate in the event by going online to www.EastTexasGivingDay.org to make their donation.

Donations can be made from any device that can access the internet including; desktop computers, mobile phones or tablets.

“East Texas Giving Day is an exciting way for people to support the Smith County nonprofits,” said Kyle Penney, President of East Texas Communities Foundation. “The event is online so you don’t have to drive anywhere, get dressed up or leave work early.”

The minimum donation amount for the event is $10, and can be placed using a credit card, debit card or e-check. “This event is designed to be both a fun and affordable way to give back,” said Penney. “Giving Day is meant to inspire communities and celebrate the work of the nonprofits in your city or town. We encourage everyone to rejoice in the good that is around them and use social media to brag on your favorite nonprofit.”

On April 30th donors can track donations made in real-time by watching the leaderboard on the home page of the web site, www.EastTexasGivingDay.org. All transactions processed on Giving Day will incur approximately 5.09% in fees based on the costs of the Giving Day platform and credit card fees. Donors will receive an immediate tax receipt via email at the conclusion of the donation process.

If you’d like to see a list of every nonprofit organization participating you can click here. You can even break it down by county.

East Texas counties with nonprofits participating are: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison,  Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.

Learn more about the East Texas Communities Foundation here.

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