Last year was the first time any of us had heard about Hudson Valley Gives. How did it work, who were the non-profits involved, how are donations made? These questions and more were answered last May when more than $140,000 was raised for more than 200 non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley.

Today is the 2nd annual Hudson Valley Gives, and they are on pace to beat last year's total and there's still time for you to donate to organizations or causes that you are passionate about. You have until 11:59 pm tonight and since it's all done on-line, it's crazy easy to donate your money wherever you want it to go.

Whether you are an animal lover, or arts and culture is more to your liking, maybe having safe housing in our communities is at the top of your priority list, you can easily donate to them today, all on one site, hvgives.org.

Let me show you.

We also spoke with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, coordinators for Hudson Valley Gives, a few weeks ago, so you can learn more about today and how it all works.

HV Gives continues until midnight tonight, so there’s still time to help a lot of people with just a few clicks of the mouse.