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:

  • Person-to-Person.

  • 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 .