24 Hours to Give Where You Live
Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites our community around local causes close to our hearts. Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results: $1,465,246 donated by 13,718 individuals for 414 nonprofits.
Hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with lead sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours through online donations. It invites those who love Fairfield County to come together and make an incredibly powerful, collective impact by supporting local nonprofits on March 1, 2018. Donors are able to choose where their donations go from our approved list of eligible nonprofits.
The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations, excite nonprofits and donors to participate, and keep momentum going throughout the day. Whether you give $10 or $1,000, your donation will make a difference!
1. Most Unique Donors
1st place = $20,000
2nd place – $10,000
3rd place = $5,000
2. “Get Up and Give Fairfield County” Launch Prizes
Beginning at 12:00am on March 1st, $1,000 prizes will be awarded to the ten (10) nonprofits who are the first to receive 25 unique donations of $25 or more.
3. Top of the Morning Prizes
The nonprofit that raises the most dollars by 9:00am will each receive a $5,000 “Top of the Morning” prize.
4. Power Hours – $1,000 award goes to the non-profit that has the highest number of individual donors during each hour listed
A. “The Impact Vine” Power Hour – 10:00am-11:00am
B. “Whole Foods” Power Hour – 12:00pm-1:00pm (top five receive $1,000 each)
C. Sacred Heart University Master of Public Administration” Power Hour: 3:00pm-4:00pm ($2,500 awarded to the non-profit with the highest number of individual donors)
Please include Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County and Greenwich Land Trust to your list of donations!
Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County is a fantastic non-profit that provides new and gently used clothing for kids in need in a store environment.
For Greenwich Land Trust, funds raised on Giving Day will go toward supplies and equipment for their Youth Corps’ vegetable garden.