By Abbie Maynard | CBSDFW.COM


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas nonprofit organizations are celebrating Thursday’s giving day with a record-breaking $33.1 million total in donations.

The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day received 118,667 donations, giving to 2,022 nonprofits.

The 18-hour event brought in 71,743 donors from all over the nation, as well as 28 other countries and seven territories.

This event also raised the largest amount for a single “Giving Day” in the nation.

Performances, children’s activities, donation stations and other events filled the area in Dallas, Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth and Collin County.

“Today proves that philanthropy is alive and well in North Texas and around the world. The commitment to supporting area nonprofits has been amazing,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, which founded and presents North Texas Giving Day.

People also had the opportunity to give back to organizations that had provided for them in the past. According to a press release, a formerly homeless man and his wife made a gift to the Arlington Life Shelter, an organization that once helped him.

For a full list of donation results from the day, visit the giving day leader board.

The eighth annual North Texas Giving Day is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016.