Friday, 15 November 2013 14:16
Wilton Wildlife Named 50 States for Good Winner
WILTON — The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park was one of 15 charities in the nation this week to be named a winner of the fifth annual Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good program. The organization will receive $10,000, which it will use to fund the start of its accessible trail project. During the public vote, volunteer and nonprofit nominators were showcased as part of an interactive voting hub that highlighted inspiring stories across the country. From a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, 51 finalists were chosen by a judging panel of leaders in the nonprofit community. With over 58,000 votes cast online, Wilton Wildlife was chosen as one of only 15 charities to receive a share of $150,000 in funding from the program. “The ingenuity of this year’s winners to help their neighbors and the environment is incredibly inspiring,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine. “These community projects are an important reminder that we can accomplish so much more when we work together. Community support, passionate volunteers and creative thinking can bring lasting goodness to our communities in a way that matters every day.” To date, the 50 States for Good community giving program has benefited 5.5 million people and dozens of communities. To learn more about this year’s winners, visit www.50StatesforGood.com.