5th Annual Coastal Bend Day of Giving Raises $1.25 Million - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

5th Annual Coastal Bend Day of Giving Raises $1.25 Million

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Once again, the Coastal Bend Day of Giving is being called a huge success, taking in more than $1.25 million by midnight Wednesday.

More than 5,300 residents donated online -- an increase of 36-percent from last year's numbers. That total dollar amount was $823,955, of which $430,000 was matched, for the grand total of $1,254,005.

Karen Selim, president and CEO of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, joined 3News on set with more on how the donations will affect the Coastal Bend.