Wilton charities join Giving Tuesday
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving — Dec. 3 this year — is known as Giving Tuesday and several charities with Wilton connections are participating. Potential donors are invited to go to the organization’s website to make a donation. Donations made via Facebook will be eligible for a match from the social media giant on a first-come, first-serve.
Alison Jacobson of Wilton is raising money for her organization, First Candle, which is committed to eliminating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and preventable Stillbirths through education and research while providing support for grieving families who have suffered a loss. To donate, click here.
The SMS Research Foundation was co-founded by Wilton resident Jennifer Ianuzzi. The foundation is dedicated to life-changing research for Smith-Magenis Syndrome. The foundation will receive the additional benefit of a private match of all donations made on Giving Tuesday up to $25,000. To donate via Facebook, click here. To donate online, click here.
Wilton Library has a $3,000 goal for Giving Tuesday. In addition, if the library raises $1,000 before noon on Tuesday, the Waldron family will match it 100 percent. To make a donation, click here.
Family & Children’s Agency is a Norwalk nonprofit that helps people of all ages throughout Fairfield County. It is supported by Wilton’s Minks to Sinks. To donate, click here.
The Norwalk River watershed includes Wilton. To support the Norwalk River Watershed Association, which works to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitats, click here.
Circle of Care, which provides practical and emotional support to families across Connecticut facing a diagnosis of childhood cancer, has a goal of $2,500 for Giving Tuesday. Circle of Care is headquartered here in Wilton. To donate, click here.
Fidelco Guide Dogs, which has an office in Cannondale, is seeking to raise $24,000. All donations will be matched by Stanley Black and Decker. The organization raises and trains German shepherd dogs to assist the visually impaired. To donate, click here.
Wilton Go Green, dedicated to environmental sustainability, seeks to fund its Zero Waste School initiative, Green Speaker series, and the 2020 Zero Waste Faire. To donate, click here.
Woodcock Nature Center has taught thousands of children about the outdoors and maintains acres of open space for the community to enjoy 365 days a year. To donate, click here.