The Great Give extended to 12 p.m May 5

The Great Give is underway! The annual 36-hour day of giving to help raise money for local nonprofits community-wide fundraising challenge was scheduled to end May 4 at 8 p.m but was extended until tomorrow, May 5 at 12 p.m.

Last year, the competition raised more than $1 million for area nonprofits. As of today Center Stage Theatre of Shelton is at the top of the leaderboard with over $25,000 raised by 270 donations. is an online searchable database of nonprofit organizations serving Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut that was created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in 2010.

The website aims to increase the amount of giving to local nonprofit organizations and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the region by increasing visibility and transparency. Profiles of more than 300 nonprofits populate the site, providing information to donors about the needs and opportunities of the region, programs and services, governance, financials and community impact. Nonprofits are listed in one or more of eight categories:

  • Support Arts & Culture

  • Care of Animals

  • Meet Basic Needs

  • Promote Civic Vitality

  • Boost Economic Success

  • Provide Quality Education

  • Protect the Environment

  • Ensure Health & Wellness

  • Nurture Children & Youth

Here is a list of some local nonprofits in Shelton who will be accepting donations throughout the fundraising competition. You can make a donation to a nonprofit of your choice by visiting  and typing the name in the search bar. To have your non-profit featured on this list email us at

-Center Stage

-Spooner House

-Valley Shakespeare Festival

-Valley United Way

-Shelton Land Conservation Trust

-Shelton Economic Development Corporation

-Boy's & Girl's Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley

-Shelton Volunteer fire co. #4 

-Shelton Gaels alumni 

-Shelton High School education fund

-SHS Robotics Team

-Shelton Historical Society

-Adam's House