Shelton residents can support the efforts of local nonprofit organizations during the Great Give, an online charity donation drive on May 5 and 6.

The Valley Community Foundation is once again a presenting sponsor of the 36-hour Great Give, which was created by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

The goal is to raise visibility and support for nonprofits in the region, with donations being matched by the philanthropic foundations.

Gifts made by people who live or work in the Valley up to $25,000 will be matched on a pro-rated basis by the Valley Community Foundation.


Almost $200,000 raised last year


Last year, more than $192,000 was distributed to 29 Valley nonprofit organizations thanks to donor support, matching grants and prizes provided through the Great Give.

The Valley Community Foundation serves Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Oxford and Seymour.

The Great Give will go from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. To make a donation, go to www.thegreatgive.org.