The 2017 East Texas Giving Day is nearly here, and a kickoff event is scheduled in Longview for Thursday night at two locations:

  • Silver Grizzly Expresso located at 100 West Tyler Avenue
  • The Oil Horse located at 101 West Tyler Avenue

The event is from 5-7 p.m. at both locations, and to help jumpstart East Texas Giving Day on April 25, participants at the kickoff can pre-schedule donations using their phones.

“New to this year’s event is the ability to pre-schedule your gift online,” said Holly McFarlin, Public Relations Director for East Texas Communities Foundation. “When you attend the kick-off party, pull out your phone and schedule your gift right there. ETCF is sponsoring a cash prize worth $1,000 for the nonprofit with the most pres-cheduled gifts, so have fun, make a gift and do your part to help out the local community!”

The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, enthusiastically 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 as the backbone for many communities.