Letter: March 5 is Giving Day in Fairfield County

To the Editors:
March 5th is Fairfield County’s second annual Giving Day. The goal is to raise $1 million in 24 hours through online donations to 300 local nonprofit organizations.  Initiated last year by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, clubs and groups to “give where you live.” Bank of America is the lead sponsor.
Last year, more than 9,000 people donated over $750,000 to 267 nonprofits serving Fairfield County — in 24 hours! As a volunteer EMT with the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, I encourage everyone age 18-plus to visit FCGives.org throughout March 5th and give to any of the registered nonprofits — including ours! You can select nonprofits by town, cause or name.
You can donate as little as $10. Each donation adds up and can help nonprofits win more than $20,000 in cash prizes. Please set a reminder to visit FCGives.org on March 5th and give to your favorite local nonprofits.
Nancy Capelle
Wilton, March 2