Letter: Please remember, Giving Day is March 5

To the Editors:

March 5 is Fairfield County’s second annual Giving Day. The goal is to raise $1 million in 24 hours through online donations for 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! This year, we have a new donation platform provider with more giving day experience than any other vendor and capable of handling high transactions simultaneously. This will ensure a much improved donor experience.

As a board member of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and resident of Wilton, I encourage everyone age 18-plus to visit FCGives.org throughout March 5 and donate to any of the registered nonprofits — including the organizations in our community.

You can donate as little as $10. Each donation adds up, plus can help nonprofits win more than $20,000 in cash prizes.

Please set a reminder to visit FCGives.org on March 5 and give to your favorite local nonprofits. It’s a fun, easy and important way to make a difference right here in Fairfield County.

Katharine Welling

239 Millstone Road, Feb. 19