Give Where You Live: Fairfield County Giving Day Returns March 5, 2015

27 Feb


Last year, Fairfield County Giving Day took Connecticut by storm. Non-profits across the county shared with their friends, followers, and fans all about what makes them great and asked for donations to help fund their missions. And, you could say it was a wee-bit successful (being sarcastic) with over 9,200 donors who dug into their pockets and raised more than $750,000! 

This year’s Giving Day will prove to be bigger, better, and raise even more vital funds than last year, too. It starts at midnight on Thursday, March 5 and goes all the way until 11:59 and 59 seconds. The goal this year is to raise at least $1,000,000 and with 400 non-profits participating, that shouldn’t be too tough.

All you need to do is visit and donate at least $10. If you have an organization that you love like Wholesome Wave, Community Plates, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, PAWS, or the Ferguson Library, you could donate all to just one of them or split up your donations to share the wealth. In addition to your donations, non-profits can win cash prizes:

💰 Most Unique Donors 1st place = $25,000 and 2nd place – $15,000

💰 Most Dollars Raised 1st place = $20,000 and 2nd place = $10,000

💰 Power Hours $1,000 prizes will be awarded to the organizations with the most unique donors in the following hours: Rise and Shine Power Hour: 6am-7am, Lunch Special Power Hour: 12pm-1pm, Quitting Time Power Hour: 4pm-5pm, Super Power Hour: 7pm-8pm

Two random $1,000 prize drawings will take place for all nonprofits that receive donations during the following hours: Coffee

💰 Break Power Hour: 10am-11am, Night Owl Power Hour: 11pm-11:59pm

💰 Launch Prizes The first 12 nonprofits to receive 25 unique gifts of $25 or more will receive a $1,000 prize.

Here are just some of the non-profits that have registered for Fairfield County Giving Day. Ranked from highest to lowest, Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Westport, then Greenwich have the most registrations in the county. Hopefully you can “Give Where You Live” and, when you do, make sure to use the #FairfieldCountyGives

Organized by City/Town (note that some are CT non-profits based somewhere else)

Ben’s Bells Project Tucson AZ
Ability Beyond Bethel CT
Bethel Land Trust Bethel CT
Bethel Visiting Nurse Association Bethel CT
Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) Bethel CT
Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Bethel CT
ACCESS Educational Service, Inc. Bridgeport CT
All Stars Project, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc Bridgeport CT
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT Bridgeport CT
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition Bridgeport CT
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport CT
Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Burroughs Community Center Bridgeport CT
Cardinal Shehan Center Bridgeport CT
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Bridgeport CT
Connecticut Renaissance Bridgeport CT
Connecticut Zoological Society Bridgeport CT
Daniel Trust Foundation Bridgeport CT
Excel Bridgeport Bridgeport CT
Family ReEntry, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Frank Habansky Food Pantry Inc. Bridgeport CT
Greater Bridgeport Latino Network Bridgeport CT
Greater Bridgeport Symphony Society Bridgeport CT
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Bridgeport CT
Hall Neighborhood House Bridgeport CT
Housatonic Community College Foundation Bridgeport CT
IDEAS For Us Bridgeport CT
International Institute of Connecticut Bridgeport CT
Junior Achievement of Western CT Bridgeport CT
LifeBridge Community Services (formerly FSW, Inc.) Bridgeport CT
Literacy Volunteers Program of Friends of Bridgeport Library Bridgeport CT
McGivney Community Center Bridgeport CT
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County Bridgeport CT
New England Ballet Company Bridgeport CT
Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives Bridgeport CT
Optimus Health Care, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Bridgeport CT
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Shepherds, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Southwest Community Health Center Bridgeport CT
Supportive Housing Works Bridgeport CT
The Bijou Film Society, Inc. Bridgeport CT
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Bridgeport CT
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium Bridgeport CT
The Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation Bridgeport CT
The WorkPlace, Inc Bridgeport CT
Wholesome Wave Charitable Ventures, Inc. Bridgeport CT
Dandelion Productions Bridgeport CT
WPKN Inc. Bridgeport CT
Brookfield Craft Center Brookfield CT
Brookfield Open Space Legacy Inc. Brookfield CT
Regional YMCA of Western CT Brookfield CT
Housatonic Valley Associaton (Cornwall) Cornwall Bridge CT
Amos House, Inc. Danbury CT
Ann’s Place Danbury CT
CityCenter Danbury Events Inc. Danbury CT
Connecticut Master Chorale, Inc. Danbury CT
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Danbury CT
Danbury Children First Danbury CT
Danbury Music Centre Danbury CT
Danbury Promise for Children Partnership Danbury CT
Danbury Railway Museum Danbury CT
Danbury Schools and Business Collaborative (DSABC) Danbury CT
Danbury Youth Services, Inc. Danbury CT
Danbury-VITA, Inc Danbury CT
Dream Come True of Western Ct. Inc Danbury CT
Families Network of Western CT, Inc. Danbury CT
Family & Children’s Aid Danbury CT
Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Danbury CT
Friends of the Ives, Inc. Danbury CT
Hopeline Women’s Center Inc Danbury CT
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Danbury CT
Musicals at Richter Danbury CT
Regional Hospice and Home Care Danbury CT
Shelter of the Cross, Inc. Danbury CT
Tails of Courage, Inc. Danbury CT
The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities Danbury CT
The Land Trust of Danbury Danbury CT
WHEELpassion, Inc. Danbury CT
Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Inc. Danbury CT
A Better Chance in Darien Darien CT
At Home In Darien Darien CT
Darien Arts Center Darien CT
Darien Community Young Men’s Christian Association Inc. Darien CT
Darien Nature Center Darien CT
Person-to-Person Darien CT
The Depot Darien Youth Center Darien CT
The Tiny Miracles Foundation Darien CT
Troupers Light Opera Company, Inc Darien CT
YWCA Darien/Norwalk Darien CT
Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. Darien CT
Bridgeport Humane Society Fairfield CT
Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc. Fairfield CT
Fairfield Museum and History Center Fairfield CT
Fairfield Theatre Company Fairfield CT
Fairfield YMCA Fairfield CT
FEILE, Inc Fairfield CT
Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Fairfield CT
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Fairfield CT
Harbor Light Foundation, Inc. Fairfield CT
Horizons at Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT
ITNCoastalCT, Inc. Fairfield CT
Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County, Inc. Fairfield CT
Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County Fairfield CT
Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc Fairfield CT
Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc Fairfield CT
The Building Hope Foundation, Inc Fairfield CT
The Connecticut Audubon Society Incorporated Fairfield CT
The Fairfield County Chorale Fairfield CT
The Yoga Cooperative Fairfield CT
Wags 4 Hope Fairfield CT
WSHU Public Radio Fairfield CT
Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Fairfield (Southport) CT
Pequot Library Fairfield (Southport) CT
Wakeman Memorial Association, Inc Fairfield (Southport) CT
American Red Cross Farmington CT
Friends of the Norwalk River Valley Trail Georgetown CT
Adopt-A-Dog Inc. Greenwich CT
At Home in Greenwich Inc Greenwich CT
Audubon Connecticut Greenwich CT
BackCountry Jazz Greenwich CT
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Greenwich CT
Breast Cancer Alliance Greenwich CT
Bruce Museum Greenwich CT
Community Answers Greenwich CT
Community Centers, Inc. Greenwich CT
Dana’s Angels Research Trust Greenwich CT
Family Centers Greenwich CT
Friends of Autistic People (FAP) Greenwich CT
Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Inc. Greenwich CT
Greenwich Alliance for Education Greenwich CT
Greenwich Art Society Greenwich CT
Greenwich Arts Council Greenwich CT
Greenwich Ballet Academy Greenwich CT
Greenwich Choral Society Greenwich CT
Greenwich Community Gardens Greenwich CT
Greenwich Library Greenwich CT
Neighbor to Neighbor Greenwich CT
Pathways, Inc. Greenwich CT
The Junior League of Greenwich Greenwich CT
YWCA Greenwich Greenwich CT
The Greenwich Preservation Trust Greenwich CT
Garden Education Center Greenwich (Cos Cob) CT
Greenwich Adult Day Care, Inc. Greenwich (Cos Cob) CT
Greenwich Land Trust Greenwich (Cos Cob) CT
Kids in Crisis, Inc. Greenwich (Cos Cob) CT
Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center Greenwich (Old Greenwich) CT
Hill House Greenwich (Riverside) CT
Center for Children’s Advocacy Hartford CT
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Hartford CT
NAMI Connecticut Hartford CT
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter Hartford CT
The Cove Center for Grieving Children Meriden CT
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. Middletown CT
March For Education Foundation Inc Middletown CT
Boy Scouts of America – Connecticut Yankee Council Milford CT
A Better Chance of New Canaan New Canaan CT
Filling in the Blanks New Canaan CT
Getabout, Inc. New Canaan CT
Hungry Kidzz New Canaan CT
Kids Empowered by Your Support New Canaan CT
New Canaan CARES New Canaan CT
New Canaan Historical Society New Canaan CT
New Canaan Land Conservation Trust New Canaan CT
New Canaan Society for the Arts New Canaan CT
Silver Hill Hospital New Canaan CT
Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc. New Canaan CT
Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey, Inc. New Canaan CT
Staying Put in New Canaan, Inc. New Canaan CT
Strays & Others, Inc. New Canaan CT
Summer Theatre of New Canaan New Canaan CT
The New Canaan Outback Teen Center New Canaan CT
Voices of September 11th New Canaan CT
New Fairfield Land Trust New Fairfield CT
Preserve New Fairfield, Inc. New Fairfield CT
All Our Kin, Inc. New Haven CT
Children In Placement New Haven CT
Connecticut Food Bank New Haven CT
Connecticut Sponsoring Committee New Haven CT
Connecticut Voices for Children New Haven CT
Educators 4 Excellence- Connecticut New Haven CT
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England New Haven CT
Teach For America – Connecticut New Haven CT
Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut New Milford CT
Ben’s Lighthouse Newtown CT
Embrace Hope-Sandy Hook Equine Assisted Therapy Foundation Newtown CT
Friends of 2GHG Inc Newtown CT
Newtown Forest Association Newtown CT
Newtown Historical Society Newtown CT
Newtown Kindness Newtown CT
Peak Academy Inc. Newtown CT
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, Inc. Newtown CT
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation/The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Newtown CT
The Newtown Foundation Newtown CT
Creative Youth Productions Inc. Newtown (Sandy Hook) CT
Leaps of Faith Water Ski Club Newtown (Sandy Hook) CT
Newtown Youth and Family Services Newtown (Sandy Hook) CT
The Avielle Foundation, Inc Newtown (Sandy Hook) CT
Newtown Children’s Museum, Inc. Newtown (Botsford) CT
American Cancer Society Norwalk CT
American Chamber Orchestra Norwalk CT
Builders Beyond Borders Norwalk CT
Center for Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk CT
Child Advocates of Connecticut Norwalk CT
All Our Kin, Inc. Norwalk CT
Colombian American Family Entertainment (C.A.F.E.) Norwalk CT
Community Plates Inc. Norwalk CT
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Norwalk CT
ElderHouse, Inc. Norwalk CT
Fairfield County Score 0041 Norwalk CT
Family & Children’s Agency Norwalk CT
Human Services Council of CT Norwalk CT
Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut Norwalk CT
Keystone House, Inc. Norwalk CT
Liberation Programs, Inc. Norwalk CT
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum of Norwalk, Inc. Norwalk CT
Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Ceneter Norwalk CT
Music Theatre of Connecticut, Inc. Norwalk CT
New Reach, Inc. Norwalk CT
Norwalk Community College Foundation Norwalk CT
Norwalk Education Foundation Norwalk CT
Norwalk Grassroots Tennis Norwalk CT
Norwalk Historical Society Norwalk CT
Norwalk Housing Foundation Norwalk CT
Norwalk Symphony Society Norwalk CT
Norwalk Youth Symphony Norwalk CT
Open Door Shelter Norwalk CT
Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut Norwalk CT
Reggie’s Pet Project Inc Norwalk CT
Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts, Inc. Norwalk CT
Serving All Vessels Equally, Inc. Norwalk CT
Shakespeare on the Sound Norwalk CT
Soundkeeper, Inc. Norwalk CT
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way… Norwalk CT
Stepping Stones Museum for Children Norwalk CT
The Courage to Speak Foundation Inc Norwalk CT
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Norwalk CT
The Norwalk Tree Alliance Norwalk CT
Under One Roof, Inc. (The Marvin) Norwalk CT
Young Astronauts Norwalk CT
Carver Foundation of Norwalk Norwalk CT
Norwalk Senior Center Norwalk CT
Rowayton Arts Center Norwalk (Rowayton) CT
Rowayton Library Norwalk (Rowayton) CT
Boys and Girls Club of Redding Easton Redding CT
Mark Twain Library Redding CT
New Pond Farm Education Center Redding CT
A Better Chance in Ridgefield, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Cornerstone Home & Gardens, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Founders Hall Foundation, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs Ridgefield CT
Keeler Tavern Preservation Society Ridgefield CT
Land Conservancy of Ridgefield Ridgefield CT
Molly Ann Tango Memorial Foundation Ridgefield CT
Prospects, Opportunity and Enrichment, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Rides For Ridgefield Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Guild of Artists Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Historical Society Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Library Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Theater Barn Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association Ridgefield CT
SPHERE, Inc. Ridgefield CT
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Ridgefield CT
The Discovery Center at Ridgefield Ridgefield CT
The Ridgefield Chorale Ridgefield CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
We Will Ride Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Veterans Memorial Community Association, Inc. Ridgefield CT
Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Rocky Hill CT
Southwestern Area Health Education Center Shelton CT
Center Stage Shelton, Inc. Shelton CT
Julia’s WIngs Foundation Sherman CT
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Stamford CT
AmeriCares Free Clinics Stamford CT
ARI of Connecticut, Inc. Stamford CT
Bartlett Arboretum Association, Inc. Stamford CT
Boys and Girls Club of Stamford Stamford CT
buildOn Stamford CT
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Inc. Stamford CT
Childcare Learning Centers Stamford CT
Connecticut Ballet Stamford CT
Curtain Call Stamford CT
Domestic Violence Crisis Center Stamford CT
Domus Kids, Inc. Stamford CT
Fairfield County Hospice House Stamford CT
Fairfield County Sports Commission Inc Stamford CT
Franklin Street Gallery, Inc. Stamford CT
Friendship Circle of CT Stamford CT
Future 5 Stamford CT
Highland Green Foundation: Creative Learning @FPC Stamford CT
HomeFront, Inc. Stamford CT
Housing Development Fund Stamford CT
Inspirica, Inc. Stamford CT
Intake Organization, Inc. Stamford CT
Jewish Family Service Stamford CT
Kids Helping Kids Stamford CT
Laurel House Stamford CT
Merritt Parkway Conservancy Stamford CT
Mill River Park Collaborative Stamford CT
Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern Connecticut (MHA) Stamford CT
Namaskaar Foundation Stamford CT
National Society for the Gifted and Talented Stamford CT
Neighbors Link Stamford Stamford CT
New Covenant House Stamford CT
New Neighborhoods, Inc. Stamford CT
Northeast Community Cycles Stamford CT
REACH Prep Stamford CT
Saint Joseph Parenting Center Stamford CT
Scholarship America Stamford CT
Shelter for the Homeless Stamford CT
SilverSource, Inc. Stamford CT
SoundWaters Stamford CT
Stamford Art Association Stamford CT
Stamford Center for the Arts/The Palace Theatre Stamford CT
Stamford Garden Club Stamford CT
Stamford Historical Society, Inc. Stamford CT
Stamford Jewish Community Center Stamford CT
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Inc. Stamford CT
Stamford Public Education Foundation Stamford CT
Stamford Senior Center Stamford CT
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education Stamford CT
The Ferguson Library Stamford CT
The Stamford Counseling Center, Inc. Stamford CT
Urban League of Southern Connecticut Stamford CT
Women’s Business Development Council Stamford CT
World Affairs Forum Stamford CT
Young Mariners Foundation, Inc. Stamford CT
Avon Theatre Film Center Stamford CT
Stamford Symphony Orchestra Stamford CT
The Ballet School of Stamford Stamford CT
Access Independence, Inc Stratford CT
Quinn Rooney Foundation, Inc. Stratford CT
Sterling House Community Center Stratford CT
Stratford YMCA Stratford CT
Connecticut Chamber Choir, Inc Trumbull CT
Cooperative Educational Services Foundation, Inc. Trumbull CT
Fairfield County Children’s Choir Trumbull CT
Friends of the Trumbull High School Choirs, Inc. Trumbull CT
The Kennedy Center, Inc. Trumbull CT
Music on the Hill Weston CT
Weston Historical Society Weston CT
Wildlife In Crisis Weston CT
A Better Chance of Westport Westport CT
Al’s Angels Inc. Westport CT
Beechwood Arts, Inc Westport CT
CLASP Homes, Inc Westport CT
CT Association for the Gifted Westport CT
Culture of Respect Westport CT
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center Westport CT
GVI (Green Village Initiative) Westport CT
Homes with Hope Westport CT
JIB Productions, Inc. Westport CT
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Westport CT
Music for Youth Westport CT
Positive Directions Westport CT
Project Return Westport CT
Remarkable STEAM Inc Westport CT
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Westport CT
Staples Tuition Grants Committee, Inc Westport CT
Suzuki Music School of Westport Westport CT
TAILS – The Alliance In Limiting Strays Westport CT
Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) Westport CT
Westport Arts Center Westport CT
Westport Astronomical Society, Inc. Westport CT
Westport Cinema Initiative, Inc. Westport CT
Westport Country Playhouse Westport CT
Westport Farmers’ Market Westport CT
Westport Historical Society Westport CT
Westport Library Westport CT
Westport School of Music, Inc. Westport CT
Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation Westport CT
Westport Weston Family YMCA Westport CT
Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Westport CT
A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc. Wilton CT
Center For Coastal Preservation, Inc Wilton CT
Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer, Inc. Wilton CT
Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc. Wilton CT
Friends of Ambler Farm Wilton CT
Meals on Wheels of Wilton, Inc. Wilton CT
Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited Wilton CT
Stay at Home in Wilton, Inc. Wilton CT
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County Wilton CT
Wilton Go Green Wilton CT
Wilton Historical Society Wilton CT
Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps Wilton CT
Woodcock Nature Center Wilton CT
American Heart Association Purchase NY
Pro Bono Partnership White Plains NY
Regional Plan Association New York NY
Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers White Plains NY

One Response to “Give Where You Live: Fairfield County Giving Day Returns March 5, 2015”


  1. CT Food News Vol. 30: WTF!, Meal Deals, Maple Syrup, Paired Dinners, Major Props for CT Chefs, Closings + More | OmNomCT - March 5, 2015

    […] There’s a boatload of events, deals, special dinners, and other killer things going on in Fairfield County and across the state beer-wise, so check it all out. Also, don’t forget that today is Fairfield County Giving Day: give where you live! […]


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