Ridgefield Letter to the Editor: Fairfield County Giving Day, 2/25/21

Fairfield County’s Giving Day – February 25

To the Editor,

Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest day of philanthropic giving, is on Thursday, February 25th this year. Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, this dynamic 24-hour online fundraising event unites Fairfield County around local causes and nonprofit organizations that are closest to our hearts. Since 2014, Fairfield County’s Giving Day has raised over $9.3 million, benefitted over 1,550 nonprofits, and garnered over 97,000 donations. 

To date, 49 nonprofit organizations in the Danbury area, representing Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Georgetown, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield and Sandy Hook, have signed up to participate this year. As board members of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation who live and work in Danbury, Redding and Ridgefield, we are writing to ask you to help support our nonprofit community in meeting the myriad challenges posed by the COVID pandemic: widespread economic hardship, lack of access to food, shelter, health care and education, and a near shutdown of the arts. If you are inclined to help, now is the time.

You can help by encouraging friends, family, and colleagues to “give where you live” by donating to participating nonprofits via FCGives.org on February 25th. Now more than ever, local nonprofits need our support. Each donation makes a difference and can give nonprofits a chance win over $140,000 in cash prizes made possible by generous Giving Day sponsors, including champion sponsor, Bank of America.

Please set a reminder to visit https://www.fcgives.org/ on February 25th and give to your favorite nonprofits, including those serving our local and regional community. It’s a fun, easy, and important way to make a difference right here in Fairfield County.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Together we thrive!

Neil Marcus

FCCF Board Member

158 Deer Hill Avenue

Danbury, CT 06810

203.792.2771

Mark Riser

Chair, FCCF Development and Marketing Committee

36 Perry Lane

Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.470.6453

Briggs Tobin

FCCF Board Chair

35 Downesbury Court

Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.9797