Fairfield County’s Giving Day happens tomorrow, Thursday March 10. Giving Day is the region’s biggest philanthropic event that allows our community to come together and make a difference by donating to more than 400 local nonprofits that are participating to raise much-needed funds and to increase awareness. And it all happens in just 24 hours.
Another way to think of it is “Give where you live!”
Several Wilton organizations are taking part in the program and are eligible to receive online donations via the website FCGives.org, starting at midnight on March 10:
A Better Chance of Wilton
Animals In Distress
Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer
Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Friends of Ambler Farm
Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Music on the Hill
Stay at Home in Wilton
The Wilton Playshop
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Woodcock Nature Center
Any gift – whatever the size – will help nonprofits compete for over 20 cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. These additional awards are funded by lead sponsor Bank of America, and other champion sponsors such as Whole Foods Markets and Wiggin and Dana.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is Giving Day’s driving force for the third year in a row. Last year, $1,066,091 was raised in just 24-hours for 386 local nonprofits, donated by 13,161 individuals.
“Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is honored and grateful to partner with community members, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are philanthropic, socially conscience champions,” states Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “With these partners and our community of generous donors, we are set to make a HUGE impact on March 10 for the people and places served by our important nonprofit sector. Remember, together we thrive!”