Editorial: The gift of giving

As we sit at the end of the year, on the cusp of the new, many of the nonprofit organizations in town are conducting their annual appeals. There are many worthy causes in Wilton, and many run on the money they raise solely from donations and grants. While we are down to the wire in terms of year-end giving for tax purposes, in many cases donations can be made online. But donating to our nonprofits is a worthy exercise any time of the year. Here, in no particular order, are some for your consideration.

Wilton Land Trust: wiltonlandtrust.org, inquiry@wiltonlandtrust.org or call 203-761-8715.

Wilton Historical Society: wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Wilton Educational Foundation: wiltoneducationfoundation.org.

Meals on Wheels: Run out of Wilton Meadows Health Care Center, call 203-762-0566.

Wilton Playshop: wiltonplayshop.org.

Ambler Farm: amblerfarm.org or send a check to Friends of Ambler Farm, P.O. Box 7442, Wilton 06897.

Woodcock Nature Center: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Wilton Family YMCA: wiltonymca.org.

Trackside Teen Center: Call Executive Director Mark Ketley at 203-824-2888 or email mark@trackside.org.

The Wilton Unit of the Salvation Army: Wilton Unit, Salvation Army, c/o Louise Delaney, 38 Woods End Drive, Wilton 06897.

FISH transportation service: Send checks made out to FISH to Walt Misdom, 44 Village Court, Wilton 06897.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County: visitingnurse.net.

CERT, Wilton’s Community Emergency Response Team: Checks made out to Wilton CERT may be mailed to Wilton Fire Department, 236 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897, attn: Jack Majesky.

The Circle of Care, supporting families facing a diagnosis of pediatric cancer: thecircleofcare.org.

Wilton Library: wiltonlibrary.org, or mail a check to Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton 06897.

Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps: Send a check made payable to Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps to 234 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897.

Animals in Distress animal shelter on Danbury Road: animals-in-distress.com.

The Community Assistance Fund helps Wilton families in need. Checks may be made payable to Wilton Interfaith Council, 180 School Road, Wilton 06897, or call 203-834-6238.

Stay at Home in Wilton: stayathomeinwilton.org.