Friday, March 7 is a special, Fairfield County-wide online day of giving designed to benefit local non-profits, and four Wilton organizations are hoping you’ll consider participating. Called “Fairfield County Giving Day,” this new, innovative way is an effort created by the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) to generate support for the important work of local nonprofits, with a county-wide goal of raising $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region in just 24-hours.

The four Wilton organizations that stand to benefit are the Wilton Family Y, the Wilton Historical SocietyStay at Home in Wilton, and Trout Unlimited. There are more than 250 organizations in total from across Fairfield County participating.

Not only do the non-profits benefit from the funds raised as well as increased awareness and publicity, they also stand to win prizes and matching grants. Awards range from $500 to $25,000 and every donation–whether $10 or $100–makes a difference and can help the participating organizations.

“It’s a great, innovative approach from FCCF to highlight 250 organizations and their causes. Fingers are crossed that the Wilton community joins in and supports the Society, and favorite nonprofits. We can’t wait to see how it all turns out!” said Leslie Nolan, director of the Wilton Historical Society.

Wilton Y development director Karen Strickland said, “We hope that Wilton residents will support the Y and other local causes by clicking on the link www.FCGives.org between 12:01 am and 12:00 pm on Friday, March 7 and making a gift to the charity of their choice.   The Y’s goal for the 24 hour period is to reach a total of 150 donations, which is the number of children who need financial assistance to attend our summer camp program.  FC Gives is generously offering matching funds for those organizations who hit certain goals, so please participate and tell friends to help Wilton organizations have a successful showing that benefit deserving causes.”

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