Uniting the community to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors is the goal of Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019. At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, Feb. 28, the region’s largest and most exciting and impactful philanthropic event will take place. For the ensuing 24 hours, 430 nonprofits throughout the region–including 16 in Wilton–will be seeking donations, creating awareness about the amazing work they do, and competing for over $100,000 in cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day 2019 is celebrating its sixth year and has become an annual opportunity when a donation of as little as $10 benefits nonprofits across the region. Fairfield County nonprofits provide a safety net for our most vulnerable residents, increase access to housing and educational opportunities for youth and adults, enrich Fairfield County with arts and culture and much more.

The 16 Wilton organizations participating in Fairfield County Giving Day are:

A Better Chance of Wilton
Ambler Farm
Animals In Distress, Inc.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Music on the Hill
Riverbrook Regional YMCA
The Wilton Playshop
Trackside, the Teen Center of Wilton
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Wilton Education Foundation
Wilton Historical Society
Wilton Singers
Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.
Wilton Youth Council
Woodcock Nature Center

Donors can participate in Giving Day on Feb. 28, by going to FCGives.org and making donations of $10 or more to the nonprofit or cause closest to their heart.

As a result of the community’s enthusiasm and generosity over the past five years, Fairfield County Giving Day has raised nearly $6 million for more than 746 nonprofits.

“The Community Foundation, the incredible nonprofit participants, our outstanding partners and sponsors in the business and media communities and all the individuals who care about our community and donate to their favorite causes make this day a whirlwind of possibilities,” says Juanita James, CEO and president of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “Giving Day is truly that one special day when we all unite for a greater good. Remember, together we thrive!”

Giving Day 2019’s partners and sponsors join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s fundraising 24-hour marathon to empower the community at large and encourage local philanthropy. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is proud to partner with champion sponsor, Bank of America, for the sixth year in a row. Giving Day’s Media Partner – Hearst Connecticut Media Group and media sponsors including Moffly Media; Star 99.9 and 95.9 the Fox; Hamlet Hub; Barrett Outdoor and News12 Connecticut; Neighborhood sponsors including NEWMAN’s OWN Foundation and Stop & Shop; Power Hour sponsor, The Jeniam Foundation and Town Square sponsors including Neuberger Berman; Webster Private Bank; Day Pitney; First County Bank and Insperity and Event sponsors, The Klein Memorial Auditorium, Source Coffehouse and Ratatouille & Co are dedicated to the greater community of nonprofits in Fairfield County and power the success of Giving Day.

With over $100,000 in prizes at stake for Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019, everyone is encouraged to visit FCGives.org again and again to help their favorite nonprofit win and win BIG. Fairfield County, get ready to “give where you live!” Any gift–whatever the size–will help nonprofits.