5% Day to benefit Fairfield County’s Giving Day
NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising marathon that unites our community around local causes close to their heart. For the second year, Whole Foods Market is a champion sponsor and will donate five percent of their total revenues on March 2nd from their Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Westport and Milford stores. This revenue will directly benefit local nonprofits participating in Giving Day.
Last year, Fairfield County’s Giving Day had extraordinary results: $1,246,964 was donated by 11,000+ individuals for 410 nonprofits. Nonprofits throughout Fairfield County compete for grant prizes throughout the day such as the coveted Whole Foods Market “Get Up & Give” prizes. These prizes incentivize donors to give early and quickly on Fairfield County’s Giving Day, happening March 9th, in order to receive a $1,000 grant prize for their favorite nonprofit.
“Through Giving Day, we have witnessed the power of the entire community rallying in unison to support the local nonprofits. The “Get Up & Give” prize offered incredible incentive for our supporters and resulted in even more donations to support our mission. A win-win for all and we can’t wait to try again this year,” stated Catalina Samper Horak, Executive Director, Building One Community, The Center for Immigrant Opportunity (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford).
All community members are urged to shop ‘til you drop at Whole Foods Market on March 2nd and tell their neighbors and friends too!
“We are thrilled to have our champion sponsor Whole Foods join Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for the second year in a row to directly benefit the nonprofits participating in Giving Day 2017. It is an honor to partner with a business that is a socially conscious, philanthropic champion in the community like Whole Foods Market,” states Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “On Giving Day, we come together as a community to support our neighbors and achieve something truly meaningful. Last year, $1.24 million was raised in just 24 hours. We are aiming high this year to break that record!”
Fairfield County’s Giving Day allows residents and businesses to ‘give where they live.’ This fundraising marathon is spearheaded by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to empower the greater community and encourage local philanthropy. Starting 12:00 am on March 9th, you can go to FCGives.org and choose your favorite local cause. Donations as modest as $10 add up. AND, your donation can help your favorite nonprofit win grant prizes up to $20,000.
As an online event, Fairfield County Giving Day is the ultimate, easy way for community members who live or work in the region to donate to wonderful and meaningful causes. This year, 431 nonprofits will be participating to raise much-needed funds and to increase awareness about their amazing work throughout the region
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is proud to partner with lead sponsor Bank of America for the fourth year. Additional sponsors include media partner, Hearst Media Group Connecticut; champion sponsor, Whole Foods Market; magazine sponsor, Moffly Media; media sponsors, News 12 Connecticut, Star 99.9 and 95.9 FOX; and town square sponsors including TFI Envision, Day Pitney LLP, First County Bank, Webster Private Bank, Deloitte, Cummings & Lockwood, BlumShapiro, Neuberger Berman, Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson and Wealth Enhancement Group. More information about Fairfield County’s Giving Day can be found at FCGives.org.
About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $212 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.