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Lend a Hand breaks single-day donation record in Houston


Al's Lend a Hand tour rolled on to Houston where he broke the single-day record by giving away about $2.7 million in donations to Casa de Esperanza. 

This is by far and away the most in a single day -- so big that we needed Jenna Bush Hager's help this morning. Today was Day 3 of our week-long journey. It is our biggest year ever, where we'll give away more than $9 million in donations. 

Casa de Esperanza has provided for the last 29 years a safe place for more than 3,000 infants and young children in crisis. They care for kids whose lives have been disrupted by abuse, neglect or poverty. 

Find more information about the charity here and in the video below: 

Lend a Hand breaks a new record with more than $2.6 million donated to Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos — The House of Hope for Children — which provides residential services to Texan kids.

Total Day 3 Lend a Hand donation tally: $2,667,653

List of sponsors: 

2(x)ist Men's Underwear
Babies R Us
Cici's Pizza
Columbia Sportswear Company
Dr. Sears Family Essentials
Earth's Best
Ethan Allen
Gillman Auto Group
Glidden Paint
Good Neighbor Pharmacy
H.E.B. Grocery
Houston Rockets
Houston Astros
Johnson Outdoors, Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe and Necky Jordache Enterprises
Neartown Mini Storage
Paula Deen Furniture By Universal Furniture
Paula Deen Home By Serta
Paula Deen, Smithfield And The United Food and Commercial Workers
Penske Truck Rental
Philips Energy-Saving Ecovantage Light Bulbs
Raymond James & Associates
Sara Lee, Jimmy Deen, Ball Park and Hillshire Farms
Slim Jim
Toyota/100 Cars For Good
Toys R Us
United Airlines
Wells Fargo
YoCrunch Yogurt

If you are a United Mileage Plus member or a Continental OnePass member, donate airline miles and money to Casa de Esperanza by clicking the links on the corresponding programs.

Want to lend a hand yourself? Let us know here and a TODAY producer may contact you. 

Read about earlier stops in the Lend a Hand tour: 

Day 1: AK PRIDE in Anchorage, Alaska | Behind-the-scenes photos

Day 2: The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas | Behind-the-scenes photos