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Bridgeport Nonprofits Look For Help On Foundation's Giving Day

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission fights poverty by helping the urban poor and addicted, offering hope and healing for a changed life.
The Bridgeport Rescue Mission fights poverty by helping the urban poor and addicted, offering hope and healing for a changed life. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Rescue Mission

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Do you count your blessings every day and feel thankful for all that you have? There are many in Bridgeport who are not as fortunate as you are. On March 10, you can take the opportunity to give where you live as part of the Fairfield County Community Foundation's third annual Giving Day.

Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites people around local causes for which they feel a strong connection.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, place-based public charity created to help individuals, families and companies make a difference in Fairfield County.

How to give: On Thursday, March 10, from midnight to 11:59 p.m., CLICK HERE and donate to a local charity of your choice. The minimum donation is $10, and there is no maximum.

Following is a list of all the charities in Bridgeport that are taking part in Giving Day:

  • ABRI
  • All Stars Project Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut
  • Bridge House Inc.
  • Bridgeport Caribe Youth League Inc.
  • Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition Inc.
  • Bridgeport Hospital Foundation
  • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
  • Bridgeport Public Education Fund Inc.
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission
  • Burroughs Community Center
  • Cardinal Shehan Center
  • Caroline House
  • Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Inc.
  • Center for Children's Advocacy
  • Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Creative Youth Productions Inc.
  • CT Students for a Dream
  • Daniel Trust Foundation
  • Excel Bridgeport
  • Family ReEntry Inc.
  • GBAPP Inc.
  • Greater Bridgeport Latino Network Inc.
  • Greater Bridgeport Symphony Society
  • Green Village Initiative
  • Groundwork Bridgeport Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
  • Hall Neighborhood House
  • Housatonic Community College Foundation
  • International Institute of Connecticut Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut
  • Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation
  • LifeBridge Community Services
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport
  • Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport Inc.
  • Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County
  • New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport
  • P.T. Barnum Foundation Inc.
  • People Empowerment Inc
  • Public Allies CT
  • Reaching Higher Ground Inc.
  • Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
  • Supportive Housing WORKS Inc.
  • The Bijou Film Society
  • The Center for Family Justice
  • The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Inc.
  • The Discovery Museum, Inc.
  • The Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives Inc.
  • The WorkPlace
  • Thomas Merton Center
  • United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
  • University of Bridgeport
  • WPKN Inc.
There are also hundreds of charities taking part from other towns in Fairfield County and across Connecticut. For more information, click here .

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