FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Danbury Animal Welfare Society to Participate in Giving Day
[February 14, 2016, Danbury, CT] – Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (DAWS) announced today that it will participate in the third annual Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day on March 10, 2016.
Giving day is a one-day, regional campaign designed to harnesses the collective power of individuals, families, businesses, and employee and school groups to transform how people participate in giving. The event is hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with lead sponsor Bank of America. Giving Day inspires Fairfield County residents to raise as much money as possible for local causes in a 24-hour period through online giving. Prize money is available to excite nonprofits and donors to participate. Donations as little as $10 (minimum) can help make a difference for participating organizations.
“DAWS is thrilled to participate in Giving Day again this year,” said John Piper, DAWS Board President. “Last year we raised $10,000 in our freshman endeavor. This year, we’ve set the goal to raise $10,000 or more because we know that our dedicated donors will once again support us in this unique fundraising event.”
Here’s how Giving Day works: On Thursday, March 10, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., donations may be made online at FCGives.org (minimum contribution is $10). Using this easy, secure website, donors can search for DAWS in the Animal Related category and make donations to support our work. Making a fully tax-deductible donation to DAWS at FCGives.org on Giving Day will directly help save the lives of hundreds of companion animals.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (DAWS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the community and beyond. Founded in 1974, DAWS is Western Connecticut’s leader in placing homeless animals in their forever homes, promoting responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, and working towards ending animal overpopulation through education, spay/neuter, and trap, neuter and return programs. Ninety-two (92%) of our budget directly supports our programs and animal care, a figure that places us among the highest tier of public charities nationwide. For more information, visit our website www.daws.org or call 203-744-3297.
Contact: Tania Buchmelter
Chairperson, Marketing Committee
Danbury Animal Welfare Society
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