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Northwest Connecticut Arts Council Participates in Give Local Greater Waterbury Litchfield Hills

Submitted by Krista Narciso

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Submitted by Krista Narciso

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council announces its participation in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s fifth consecutive Give Local: Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills online giving event. This year, Give Local begins on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. When donors visit artsnwct-give.org to make a donation to the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council during this 36-hour period their donations will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and Give Local Sponsors.

“Give Local has not only offered us an opportunity to raise funds, but has helped us reach new donors who are supportive of the arts in our region. The campaign also allows us to be part of a community-wide awareness effort focused on a variety of valued nonprofits as well as the Connecticut Community Foundation’s role in our region,” said Amy Wynn, executive director of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council.

In addition to funds donated during Give Local, the Arts Council will be eligible for cash bonus prizes during the campaign. These prizes are time sensitive and the Arts Council plans to update donors through social media and email as to when it is especially affective to give.

Since its creation in 2011, Give Local has raised more than $3.2 million for area nonprofits thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, area businesses and organizations united in giving to make our community stronger. Ion Bank Foundation, as the presenting sponsor for each Give Local event, deserves special thanks for their leadership, generosity and commitment.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is supported in part by the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, and the Connecticut Community Foundation. For more information about the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, call (860) 618-0075, email info@artsnwct.org or go to http://www.artsnwct.org.

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