GIVE LOCAL Event Schedule
LIVE EVENT STARTS at 7 a.m.
Advance gifts added to
Leaderboard at 12:15 a.m.
EVENT CLOSES at 7p.m
2018 CFF Give Local Fundraiser: Leaderboard and Final Totals
Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills
Hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) and sponsored by Ion Bank Foundation for the sixth consecutive year, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills benefits the vital work of nonprofit organizations in our region. This fun and inspiring 36-hour online give-a-thon unites donors, businesses, and organizations in giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. During the event, every dollar donated is stretched with bonus funds provided by Connecticut Community Foundation and generous sponsors, adding excitement and incentives while raising essential funds for the work of local nonprofits.
Give Local & Animal Welfare Society (AWS)
We can not understate the importance the 2018 Give Local Fundraiser Event plays in making the Shelter's cat and dog rescues possible. In particular, the funds donated to AWS during the campaign directly assist in the special medical treatment and veterinary care required for our animals due to prior neglect and homelessness. These costs are traditionally enormous. Our regular operating budget simply would not allow us to extend such care for these animals without your kind and generous donations and support.
“Every dollar donated to AWS during this 36-hour campaign will make an even bigger impact with matching donations, bonus funds, and cash prizes.”
Advance Giving (April 20-23)
ADVANCE GIVING offers the opportunity to support AWS during this important fundraising campaign even if you are busy during the time of the actual event. You simply click the Red Donate Button (on the top of this page), or go directly to the AWS Give Local Page to make your Advance Gift/Donation any time from
April 20, 7 a.m. until April 23, 7 p.m. Visit us at the AWS Shelter during Open House and you can make your donation then as well!
Although Advance Gifts will not show immediately on the CCF Leaderboard, they will be tabulated and added at 12:15 a.m. on April 25.
AWS “Give Local” Open House Event
8 Dodd Road
New Milford, CT
Sunday, April 22nd 11am - 1pm
Stop in to say hello, tour the shelter, enjoy some refreshments, and learn more about AWS and it's work in the community. You can make Advance Give Local Donations during our Open House, or simply wait until the event begins!
Matching Funds During the Give Local Event
We are pleased and honored to announce that AWS has $8,000 in Matching Funds immediately available for this year's Give Local Campaign. Beginning at 7am on Tuesday, April 24, there is a $7,500 Trustee Fund match. Each dollar you donate will be matched by $1 up to the total of $7,500. On Wednesday, the Vern Challenge will donate $1 to AWS for every dollar you donate up to the total of $500.
There are also CCF Funds and Prizes available to AWS throughout the campaign. This is truly an event where your donations are multiplied in value in so many ways!
Connecticut Community Foundation Prizes
April 24 Double Down for Animal Welfare
$500 awarded to the first animal welfare organization to receive a single donation of $500 or or more on April 24
April 24 4-7 p.m. Housatonic Hustle
$1,000 randomly awarded to an organization based in Bridgewater, New Milford or Roxbury with 5 or more unique donors between 4-7pm on April 24
April 24 7-10 p.m. Cash For Critters
$1,000 randomly awarded to an animal welfare organization that has 5 or more unique donors between 7-10pm on April 24.
April 25 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nickles for New Milford
$500 awarded randomly to an organization located in Bridgewater, New Milford, Roxbury or Washington that receives 5 or more unique donors between 10am - 1pm on April 25.
April 25 4 - 6pm Furry Frenzy
$500 awarded randomly to an animal welfare organization that receives 5 or more unique donors between 4-6pm on April 25.
All of these prizes are from the Connecticut Community Foundation. "For the purpose of awarding prizes, a "unique" donor is one individual, corporation or business. Multiple donations from one individual to the same non-profit will count as one unique donor.” – Connecticut Community Foundation
The Dorcas Fund of the Westover School in Middlebury has offered a $2,000 challenge match to AWS. A heartfelt “Thank You” to the The Dorcas Society at Westover!
Your Give Local online gifts to AWS will now be doubled for each dollar donated up to $10,000!
Our gratitude to all individuals, benefactors and sponsors who are making this possible.
We would like to thank, in advance, all benefactors, friends, business owners and sponsors that contribute to the 2018 AWS Give Local Campaign! Your generous gifts allow us to continue the crucial work of the Animal Welfare Society Shelter within our community.
We also extend our sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the
Connecticut Community Foundation
for all their work and efforts in making this event possible.
Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AWS) is an independent, nonprofit, non- destroy animal rescue organization.
We have served homeless and abandoned animals from the towns of New Milford, Bridgewater,
Brookfield, Roxbury and Washington, Connecticut since 1965.
©2018, The Animal Welfare Society, All right reserved.
Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.