The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth was recently selected to be one of the nonprofit agencies that will benefit from the Coastal Bend Day of Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of South Texas foundations, 40 local organizations will be eligible to receive matching funds for financial gifts of at least $10 that are donated online via major credit/debit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) or e-checks at during the seventh Coastal Bend Day of Giving.

Contributions will only be accepted at that website on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from midnight to midnight. Financial gifts to the Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth or one of the other nonprofits providing basic needs will be matched dollar for dollar up to $16,250 per agency. All gifts made through the website are processed by a nonprofit service that facilitates online donations. Contributions can be prescheduled now through Nov. 9 for payment Nov. 10. The processing fee is 4.83 percent for credit/debit cards or 3.55 percent for e-checks. Each donor will receive an email receipt for tax purposes.

Every dollar benefiting abused, neglected and displaced children at the Ark makes a difference. Ten dollars provides a full dayís diaper rash ointment/skin protectant to treat and prevent diaper rash, as well as to soothe and help heal the irritated skin of three children at the shelter (changed hourly). New arrivals usually bleed due to severe diaper rash.

To donate that day, log on to - a dedicated website that will make giving a quick, easy and secure process. If you donít have a computer, one will be available at the shelter to accept your donation. Please visit for more information.