Giving Day raises more than $16,000 for Wilton nonprofits

Fairfield County’s second annual Giving Day, which was March 5, raised  $1,066,091 for nearly 400 Fairfield County nonprofits, through 14,022 online donations and 13 business and foundation sponsorships. Fifteen Wilton nonprofits were among them and raised $16,565 collectively.
Initiated last year by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day is a 24-hour period when everyone in Fairfield County is encouraged to “give where you live” by going to and donating to participating local nonprofit organizations.
Twenty-eight nonprofits won cash prizes throughout the day. The prizes were funded by lead sponsor Bank of America and other Fairfield County business and foundation sponsors.
Curtain Call of Stamford and Wildlife in Crisis of Weston were the two top winners. Donations and cash prizes totaled $82,203 for Curtain Call and $76,890 for Wildlife in Crisis.
As for cash prize winners, four nonprofits received the top prizes totaling $70,000 for the most unique donors and the most dollars raised:
Most Unique Donors
Organization                Town              # Unique Donors      Prize
Curtain Call                 Stamford          1,890                           $25,000
Music on the Hill        Weston             1,655                           $15,000
Most Dollars Raised
Organization                Town              Most $ Raised               Prize
Wildlife in Crisis          Weston             $21,662                       $20,000
Domus Kids, Inc.         Stamford          $19,744                       $10,000
Other Cash Prizes
Twenty nonprofits each received $1,000 as the first to receive 25 unique donations of $25 or more.
Wilton Nonprofits
Wilton's nonprofits that received donations during Giving Day were:
1.        A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc.                                       $4,535

2.        Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer, Inc.   $2,565

3.        Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc.      $2,300

4.        Wilton Historical Society                                                 $2,070

5.        Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County                    $1,310

6.        Wilton Go Green                                                             $1,150

7.        Stay at Home in Wilton, Inc.                                            $840

8.        Woodcock Nature Center                                                $405

9.        Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited                                  $380

10.     Friends of Ambler Farm                                                  $355

11.     Wilton Family YMCA                                                       $270

12.     Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps                                 $125

13.     Meals on Wheels of Wilton, Inc.                                      $100