New Canaan Nonprofits Participating in ‘Giving Day’


On Thursday, some 18 New Canaan nonprofit organizations will participate in a 24-hour fundraising blitz known as Giving Day.

Hosted by the Fairfield County Community Foundation under the slogan “Give Where You Live” and with a goal of raising $1 million on a single day, Giving Day invites donors to give at least $10 to as many charities as they can.

The organization that has the most individual donations will win an extra $25,000, while the organization that raises the most money will get another $20,000 (more information on prizes is available here).

We asked participating local nonprofits to send us a single sentence communicating to readers why they’re a great candidate for a donation on this day. Here are the New Canaan nonprofits, according to the Giving Day website, with their responses (those agencies that have not yet responded can email me directly at and I will update this story):

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  1. Staying Put in New Canaan was the #1 nonprofit in New Canaan for dollars raised during FCCF Giving Day on March 5th with $6,715 raised online and $575 of walk-in donations! What a great day for Staying Put, helping our seniors stay safe and socialized in New Canaan.

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