WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton nonprofit organizations have until Feb. 13 to register for participation in the second annual Fairfield County Giving Day.
Set for March 5, Giving Day is a 24-hour period of online donations through www.FCGives.org that aims to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.
Nonprofits can register to participate at www.FCGives.org.
Wilton nonprofits registered to date include: A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc.; Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc.; Friends of Ambler Farm; Friends of the Norwalk River Valley Trail; Stay at Home in Wilton, Inc.; Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; Wilton Historical Society; and Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Initiated last year by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, clubs and groups to “give where you live” and support Fairfield County nonprofits.
“We encourage all nonprofits to participate in Giving Day,” Juanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, said in a statement. “It offers a unique opportunity for them to engage their supporters, increase their visibility, attract new donors and raise much-needed funds.”
On last year’s Giving Day, 9,211 online donors gave more than $620,000 to 267 Fairfield County nonprofits – all in just 24 hours. An additional $127,500 in cash prizes funded by the Community Foundation, lead sponsor Bank of America and other corporate and community sponsors were awarded to more than 50 nonprofits.
Anyone with a credit or debit card and Internet access may contribute; the minimum donation is $10. Matching funds and sponsor-contributed cash prizes amplify charitable donations, ignite spirited competition, and build momentum throughout the 24 hours.
Individuals, businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring Giving Day can learn more at www.FCGives.org or call the Community Foundation at 203-750-3200.
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