Give Where You Live on Fairfield County Giving Day

Letter-to-the-EditorNEWTo the Editor:

March 10th marks Fairfield County’s biggest charitable event of the year, Fairfield County Community Foundation’s annual online Giving Day. This year’s goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars in 24 hours through online donations for more than 400 local nonprofit organizations. I’m writing to encourage participation and support from my neighbors in Fairfield.

Spearheaded by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with Bank of America as lead sponsor, Fairfield County Giving Day encourages every community member to “give where you live.” Last year, more than thirteen thousand people donated over $1 million dollars to 386 nonprofits, all serving Fairfield County. This year, we are challenging our communities to do even more.

Whether you give $10, $100 or even $1,000, you’ll be helping to support the work of organizations making a real difference in the community — and helping them compete for cash prizes and matching funds. Giving is fast, easy and secure through fcgives.org, and anyone ages 18 or older may donate between midnight to 11:59 p.m. on March 10, selecting nonprofits by town, cause or name.

Our local nonprofits feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, give books to children, train the unemployed for new jobs, protect our environment, and more. But they need our support to continue strengthening the communities we call home.

Whatever your favorite cause, I hope you’ll join me in supporting Fairfield County Giving Day 2016!

Barbara Tartaglio

Financial Center Manager, Bank of America

Fairfield resident

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