Tuesday’s United Giving Effort Goes to Many Good Causes in the Region


If you’ve ever thought you’d like to support one of the many worthy nonprofit organizations caring for the Upper East Side of Texas, here’s your chance.

The annual online campaign East Texas Giving Day happens Tuesday, April 24.

More information can be found here… or view a video at https://goo.gl/JfyW32.

What Is East Texas Giving Day?

East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour day window on Tuesday, April 24, in which individuals can give and thereby generating critical funding for the nonprofits in the Upper East Side of Texas. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits.

This initiative, organized by East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF), provides citizens across ETCF’s 32-county service area an easy platform to support the mission of local nonprofits that serve our communities.

One of the pillars of ETCF’s mission is to provide simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals. By providing an 18-hour online fundraising event, ETCF will give the public an opportunity to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.

East Texas Giving Day is an online event. Most of the activity will take place via our www.EastTexasGivingDay.org website. News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites: Facebook: facebook.com/SimplifiedGiving Twitter @ETCFGives or online at https://www.easttexasgivingday.org.

Who Can Donate?

Any individual with a credit or debit card and access to the internet.

Are Gifts Tax-Deductable?

All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable and will be for the unrestricted use by a person’s chosen charity. Donations cannot be designated for a specific program at a nonprofit, although a participating nonprofit is free to indicate that it will use donations that day for a specific purpose. Donors will receive an immediate tax receipt via email at the conclusion of the donation process.

Is There a Minimum Gift Amount?

The minimum donation amount is $20; however, there is no maximum donation. All gifts made on http://www.easttexasgivingday.org are non-refundable.

How Are Nonprofits Eligible to Participate in East Texas Giving Day?

To participate in East Texas Giving Day, a nonprofit must be located in, or primarily serve one of the 32 counties in East Texas Communities Foundation's (ETCF) service area. The 32 counties served by ETCF include: 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, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.

In addition they must be in good standing with the IRS. Each nonprofit's page will include a link to their own website, mission statement and information about their work in the community. This content is intended to provide donors with more detailed information on the organization's goals and use of its charitable dollars.

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