Online ‘giving day’ will support Wilton nonprofits
Promoted as a means to “give where you live,” Fairfield County’s Giving Day is March 9. It will be an opportunity for people to financially support more than a dozen nonprofit organizations that benefit Wilton in a 24-hour online fund-raising competition.
Last year, more than 11,000 people donated $1.2 million to 410 nonprofits.
Wilton organizations participating are:
- A Better Chance of Wilton.
- Ambler Farm.
- Animals In Distress.
- Circle of Care.
- CT Appleseed.
- Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.
- Music on the Hill.
- Norwalk River Watershed Association.
- Stay at Home in Wilton.
- The Wilton Playshop.
- Wilton Family YMCA.
- Wilton Historical Society.
- Wilton Land Conservation Trust.
- Wilton Library Association.
- Wilton Singers.
- Wilton Youth Council.
- Woodcock Nature Center.
In addition, organizations that benefit Wilton are:
- STAR, Lighting the Way.
To count as part of the Giving Day event donations must be made on the host website — FCGives.org — on March 9 between 12 a.m. and 11:59:59 p.m. EST. The minimum donation is $10; there is no maximum donation.
In addition to money raised through individual donations, participating organizations may win more than $100,000 in prizes. This includes $20,000 for most unique donors and $15,000 for most money raised.
Fairfield County’s Giving Day is presented by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Details are available at fcgives.org .
Donors may check on how their favorite charity is doing next Thursday by visiting the leaderboard at fcgives.org .