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Connecticut Community Foundation to Host 5th Annual Online Give-A-Thon on April 25-26

April 13, 2017

On April 25 and 26, Connecticut Community Foundation will host Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, a 36-hour online giving event that will benefit over 240 local nonprofit organizations.  Beginning at 7 a.m. on April 25, all donations to participating nonprofits on the website www.GiveLocalCCF.org will be boosted with over $120,000 in bonus funds contributed by Connecticut Community Foundation, local business and individual sponsors. Nonprofits can also compete for nearly $50,000 more in cash prizes furnished by the Foundation and Give Local sponsors. 

Ion Bank Foundation is again leading the business community’s support, serving as the presenting sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. Several media sponsors have also joined the effort to spread the word about Give Local, including the Republican-American, WATR 1320 AM, and WZBG 97.3 FM. 

Since 2013, over $3.2 million has been raised for area nonprofits through Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills. Last year’s event broke fundraising records for the event, garnering $1.2 million through 6,900 gifts. 

“Nonprofit organizations are indispensable in improving the quality of life of residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, delivering important services and inspiration in health care, the arts,  economic development, education, and so much more,” said Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation. “Connecticut Community Foundation and our community partners are dedicated to strengthening these vital organizations—and having fun while we do it through Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills!” 

Charles Boulier III, president and CEO of Ion Bank, said, “At Ion Bank, we measure success by being an exemplary corporate citizen. We do that by providing financial support from the Ion Bank Foundation to nonprofit organizations while encouraging our team to volunteer their time. Give Local is a perfect fit for supporting the bank’s mission of being a corporate leader. The funds raised help improve the quality of life for many in our communities.” 

View the participating nonprofit organizations and make donations during Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills on April 25-26 at www.givelocalccf.org.

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