UPDATE: Head over to FRESH on Old Jacksonville Road and celebrate with the East Texas Communities Foundation and the Mentoring Alliance for shattering last year's total giving in today's East Texas Giving Day.

A live band and donors will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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UPDATE: East Texas has been very generous today during East Texas Giving Day!

As of 4:45 p.m. a total of $637,472 has been donated to various organizations.

There is still plenty of time to add your donation. Donors can use EastTexasGivingDay.org to search for nonprofits by name, city, or zip code, as well as category. Nonprofit categories include animals, arts and culture, education, environment, health and youth development.

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The East Texas Communities Foundation is holding it's third annual East Texas Giving Day, an opportunity for people to donate online to their favorite nonprofit organizations.

During last year’s event, 177 area non-profits participated in East Texas Giving Day, combining for more than $498,000.

In 2016, $479,000 was raised for almost 200 area nonprofits agencies. The goal is to raise $1 million for the participating organizations.

East Texas Giving Day is designed to make the most of social media by getting donors to share the fact that they made a donation with their friends and followers on social media.

The hope is for those shares to inspire interest and potentially more donations.

Donors can use EastTexasGivingDay.org to search for nonprofits by name, city, or zip code, as well as category. Nonprofit categories include animals, arts and culture, education, environment, health and youth development.

Here are just a few of the many organizations featured:

ETCF does not make any money on East Texas Giving Day. According to the organization’s website, ETCF has invested significant staff time and resources into the creation and execution of East Texas Giving Day to provide area nonprofits a simplified platform to raise annual support and reach new donors. Other than nonprofit registration fees which are to be used to offset some of the Giving Day technology costs and promotion of the event, ETCF will not receive no compensation for hosting East Texas Giving Day.