FC Gives — And Beyond

Eco Living
Mar 17th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

The Big Day has finally come…and gone! After about a month of promotion, promise and preparation, Fairfield County Giving Day is over. The results were impressive, and we are very grateful for the support we received.

Fairfield County Giving Day, otherwise known as FC Gives, was an initiative of the Fairfield County Community Foundation. The event encouraged nonprofit organizations in and around southwestern Connecticut’s Fairfield County to mobilize their supporters for a 24-hour period of giving on March 7. All organizations drove their donations through a single website, and the more donations each cause got, the better the chances of winning additional matching funds from a pool of money made available by Bank of America. Sustainable America was one of the participating nonprofits.

FC Gives raised a total of $618,000 for 270 nonprofits, plus another $125,000 or so in matching funds. Sustainable America’s supporters donated over $3,000 to help support our efforts. This put us in the top 22% of participating non-profits and exceeded our goal for the day! Thanks to all of you who made a contribution for your generous support and for your show of solidarity with our cause. It is through individuals like you, taking personal action, that we will be able to make our nation’s food and transportation fuel systems more sustainable.

This was the first year for FC Gives, and, unfortunately, there were some technical glitches. The response was so tremendous that the website got overwhelmed several times throughout the day, which meant some people weren’t able to make their donations.

If that happened to you, or if your schedule didn’t allow you to make a gift on March 7, you can STILL support Sustainable America! Here’s how:

Make a donation through our website, and choose a thank-you gift!
Sign up for our weekly email newsletter so that you can stay current on food and fuel issues and Sustainable America’s efforts.
• Follow Sustainable America on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Thank you again for your support. FC Gives was a good start. There is still work to be done to make our nation’s food and transportation fuel systems sustainable. With your continued commitment, we can continue to make progress.

Andy Holtz
Director of Development and Advancement

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