Uniting the community to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors is the goal of Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2020. At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, Feb. 27, the region’s largest and most exciting and impactful philanthropic event will begin and for the next 24 hours, close to 400 nonprofits throughout the region–including 15 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 $500 to $20,000.
Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day 2020 is celebrating its seventh 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 the most vulnerable residents, increase access to housing and educational opportunities for youth and adults, enrich Fairfield County with arts and culture and much more.
We’ve made it easy to “give where you live” and find the donation pages for the 15 Wilton organizations participating in Fairfield County Giving Day. Simply click on their names below to link to their online Giving Day pages:
Circle of Care for Families with Cancer
Norwalk River Watershed Association
Silvermine Community Association Scholarship Trust
SPED*NET Wilton (Special Education Network of Wilton, Ltd.)
Trackside, the Teen Center of Wilton
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
From the Fairfield County Giving Day website:
Anyone with a credit card or a debit card and access to the internet via a computer, smart phone or tablet can donate. Donations must be made on FCGives.org on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 between 12:00:00 AM – 11:59:59 PM EST. Donations through the Fairfield County’s Giving Day online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Checks, donations on FCCFoundation.org and donations made directly to individual nonprofits will not be counted on FCGives.org and will be ineligible for Giving Day prizes.
Each donation incurs a 6.2% fee that is comprised of a 2% GiveGab platform management fee (capped at $20 per donation), 2.2% credit card processing fee + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), and 2% administrative fee to help Fairfield County’s Community Foundation defray costs of organizing the day. Donors are given the option to cover the fees and if this option is selected, 100% of the online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization.
Any donations processed outside of the Giving Day period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page.
Thanks so much, GoodMorningWilton, for giving the community a “heads up” on FC Giving Day. You’ve made it easy for folks to donate on Thursday to the many organizations that help make Wilton such a great place to live.
Giving Day awards the $20,000 grand prize to the organization with the most donors, which means that every donation, no matter the amount, has an outsize value. Broad participation is key.
I encourage residents to drop a wad on their favorite organization or spread their giving among many. The whole community will be richer for it.
Anyone who wants to watch the progress of the contest in real time can check the Leaderboard at FCGives.org.
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