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Fairfield County Giving Day Sets $1M Goal For March 5 Event

Fairfield County Giving Day returns on March 5, 2015.
Fairfield County Giving Day returns on March 5, 2015. Photo Credit: File Photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The 2015 Fairfield County Giving Day will be held on March 5, with the goal of raising $1 million for local nonprofit organizations in 24 hours.

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. March 5, residents are encouraged to donate toward local philanthropic organizations of their choice through FCGives.org . The minimum donation is $10.

According to the Nonprofit Finance Fund, 78 percent of nonprofit organizations in Connecticut saw a 78 percent increase in demand for their services in 2013, but 57 percent were unable to meet those demands due to reductions in contributions.

The Fairfield County Community Foundation, which initiated Giving Day, hopes to change those statistics.

Through the organization’s website, residents can choose to support different organizations supporting various causes. Their contributions also help these organizations complete for 30 cash prizes ranging from $500 to $25,000.  These additional awards are funded by lead sponsor Bank of America.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, visit FCGives.org or call 203-750-3200.

For more information about the Fairfield Community Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits all across the county, visit its website .

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