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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 E
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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: 

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

List of sponsors: 

2(x)ist Men's Underwear

Aprica®

Babies R Us

Beech-Nut

Cici's Pizza

Columbia Sportswear Company

Dr. Sears Family Essentials

Earth's Best

Ethan Allen

Frigidaire

Gillman Auto Group

Glidden Paint

Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Gymboree

H.E.B. Grocery

Hasbro

Houston Rockets

Houston Astros

HP

Ikea

JanSport  

Johnson Outdoors, Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe and Necky Jordache Enterprises

Malt-O-Meal

Munchkin

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