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Donate to Help Aquarium on March 7 During FC Gives

In collaboration with Bank of America, The Fairfield County Community Foundation has come up with a fun way to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region.

It’s called FC Gives, an online, 24-hour day of giving on Friday, March 7. The goal is to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofit groups.

They’ve made it easy for you to make a contribution and direct it to The Maritime Aquarium. What’s even better: it’s also a competition in which more than $100,000 in prize money will be awarded to participating organization. Here’s how it works. Every donation – whether it’s $10, $20, $100 – that is made to The Maritime Aquarium that day through the FC Gives website counts as a point for The Maritime Aquarium. And the more points we get, the better our chances of receiving some of the prize money.

The nonprofit that receives the most number of donations wins $25,000!

There are a whole mess of other prizes, such as: $1,000 for the most money raised by 10 a.m.; $1,000 for the most number of donations by 10 a.m.; $500 to the nonprofit that receives the 100th gift; and so on.

Plus, the first 25 nonprofits to raise $1,000 on Fairfield County Giving Day will receive a
 dollar-for-dollar match of $1,000.

By designating The Maritime Aquarium to receive your FC Gives donation, you’ll be helping to feed our seals, maintain the perfect aquatic environment for our sea turtles, and buy needed materials for the environmental-education programming that’s important to so many school students in the tri-state area.

Spread the word among your friends, family and colleagues because every donation is important in the FC Gives contest, no matter the amount.

Here’s the link to click for more information or to make your donation on March 7: http://www.fcgives.org. Follow along or tweet your support with #FCGives.

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