Thanks to Our Supporters, Fairfield County Giving Day Was a Big Success!

On Thursday, March 1st, Fairfield County residents were inspired to give where they live during the one-day Fairfield County Giving drive. We at the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell are pleased to thank our supporters and report that we raised nearly $5,000 in donations in one day!

During the online giving event, 103 individuals donated to the Witherell, placing the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell in the top 6% for donor participation of the 416 nonprofits registered!

Fairfield County Giving Day is an annual event powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and sponsored by Bank of America. This year, a total of $1,400,887 was raised through 16,593 individual gifts to local charities. To boost giving momentum, prizes were offered to nonprofits for collecting the most donations during key time periods.

“We are so grateful to the many donors who chose to support our residents on March 1st,” says Scott Neff, executive director of Friends of Nathaniel Witherell. “The money received will directly benefit quality of life programs for Greenwich seniors, giving them access to activities that bring joy.”

Donations received by the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell support weekly art and recreation programs, music performances and concerts, spiritual care, music therapy programs for our Alzheimer’s and dementia residents, pet therapy, birthday celebrations, holiday events, and so much more.

“When you see how much these programs mean to our residents, you realize that every dollar raised makes a real difference in someone’s life,” says Neff.

The Town of Greenwich is distinguished as one of the only municipalities in the region to own and operate a skilled nursing facility dedicated to taking care of its senior citizens. “When our neighbors comes together and demonstrate their compassion and support by donating to our programs or by volunteering, we feel truly blessed to be part of this community,” says Neff.

If you missed Fairfield County Giving Day, it’s not too late to donate to the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell. Simply click here to support Greenwich seniors now: http://bit.ly/2ih7G3C

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