With 250 donations totaling $30,270, Music on the Hill surpassed all other Wilton nonprofits taking part in Fairfield County’s Giving Day, which took place on March 10. During 24 hours of online giving, $1,246,964.09 was raised from 15,311 unique gifts.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation was Giving Day’s driving force for the third year in a row. More than 400 nonprofits participated.

Among them were 13 from Wilton. Following are the number of donors and money raised:

•        Music on the Hill  — 250 — $30,270

•        Animals in Distress — 58 — $5,420

•        A Better Chance — 34 — $3,985

•        Circle of Care — 4 — $3,295

•        Wilton Playshop — 34 — $2,135

•        Stay at Home in Wilton — 32 — $2,090

•        Friends of the Norwalk River Valley Trail — 29 — $1,783

•        Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law & Justice — 6 — $1,625

•        Wilton Young Life — $1,600

•        Wilton Singers — 22 — $895

•        Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County — 8 — $745

•        Friends of Ambler Farm — 5 — $300

•        Woodcock Nature Center — 4 — $175

Music on the Hill also won a $1,000 Whole Foods Market Get Up and Give Prize for being among the first 20 nonprofits to receive 25 unique donations of $25 or more. The day’s big winner was Curtain Call, Inc., which received $62,617 from 1,053 donors.

Giving Day began March 10 at midnight. Individuals went to FCGives.org and made a donation of $10 or more to the nonprofit or cause close to their heart. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation initiated Giving Day to empower the community at large and encourage local philanthropy across the many avenues of need including hunger relief, access to housing, educational opportunities for youth and adults, animal welfare, access to arts and culture and many more.

Information: fcgives.org.