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Fairfield County’s Giving Day sets Feb. 1 nonprofit deadline

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Nonprofits have until Feb. 1 to register for the fifth edition of Fairfield County’s Giving Day scheduled for the first day of March, with last year’s fundraiser generating nearly $1.5 million in donations for more than 400 area nonprofits.

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First County Bank Foundation accepting grant applications

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first county bank foundation logoFirst County Bank Foundation announces the availability of its 2018 grant application for nonprofit organizations in lower Fairfield County. This year, the First County Bank Foundation will only accept applications submitted online. The deadline for submitting standard grant applications is March 31, 2018.

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Norwalk affordable housing project receives $1.25 million

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Norwalk is among six Connecticut municipalities to receive funding from The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston to create or preserve affordable housing units.

affordable housing graphicA $699,114 grant and subsidy and a $550,000 loan were awarded for a two-building project at 100 S. Main St. in Norwalk, to preserve 25 units and create 11 units for low-income and homeless individuals.

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First County grant funds NCC language program

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NORWALK — Norwalk Community College Foundation has received a five-year, $50,000 ($10,000 per year) commitment from First County Bank Foundation to support NCC’s Division of English Language Studies and World Learning program, formerly English as a Second Language (ESL).

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First County Bank Announces Winners of FirstPrize $avings Account Drawing

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FirstPrize Savings WinnerSTAMFORD, CT - First County Bank is pleased to announce the recent winners of the FirstPrize $avings account $1,000 drawing are Anthony and Grace Aversano of Stamford, CT. This innovative account called FirstPrize $avings is a basic savings account with a cash prize drawing component to promote personal savings. With each eligible deposit of $25 or more, the account holder earns an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 prize.

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Letter: Thankful for Turkey Trot support

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The the editor,

Our largest Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot to date was held this year, thanks to a tremendous showing from the community!

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Stamford Toys for Tots seeks donations

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STAMFORD — For the 70th year, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program is collecting holiday gifts for needy children in Stamford.

Organizer George Ducanic said donation boxes have been placed at more than 100 sites in the city, with another 150 or so in Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.

Toys for Tots needs the donations by Dec. 15 so they can be distributed to the community organizations that hold Christmas parties and hand the gifts to children, Ducanic said.

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SmartMove brings first-time homebuyers to homeownership

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The Housing Development Fund of Stamford announced last month that it was expanding its services for prospective homeowners to Putnam County and the five boroughs of New York City. This was the latest evolution for the nonprofit counseling and lending agency that began operations in 1989 with a very different mission.

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