Stewart’s Holiday Match Raises Over $1.5M for Children’s Charities
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Donations to the Stewart’s Holiday Match program set a new record in its 28th season; raising funds which will help support hundreds of local children’s charities year round. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers donated over $770,000 to the program, which is then doubled to more than $1.5 million with the Stewart’s match.
This impressive number was made possible by the generosity of Stewart’s customers, many regularly giving their spare change and others who contributed larger gifts, as well as the hard work of Stewart’s partners and support from media partners.
“Each year our customers meet the challenge of raising more funds for children’s charities,” said Stewart’s Foundation President Susan Dake. “We are so grateful to our customers for their generosity and loyalty to Stewart’s Shops.”
This was a 15 percent increase in customer donations compared to the past two years, where $1.34 million was raised. The previous Holiday Match record, set in 2011, was $1.39 million. After this year’s funds have been distributed, the Stewart’s Holiday Match program will have allocated more than $20 million since the program’s inception in 1986.
Donations were collected from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day at all 331 Stewart’s Shops in upstate New York and western Vermont. Stewart’s then matched all individual customer donations. There are no administrative costs and 100 percent of the funds collected and matched benefit children’s organizations directly within the communities where Stewart’s Shops are located. Those funds will be allocated in March.
Children’s charities can still apply for funding from the Holiday Match program. Applications are available at all Stewart’s Shops or online at stewartsshops.com.
Applications must be submitted or postmarked by January 31, 2015 to be considered for funding. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization.
For more information visit stewartsshops.com.
Where Your Contributions Go
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Stewart’s Shops uses the tag line of “We are closer to you,” and nowhere is that more true then with its Holiday Match. When you drop your change into the Stewart’s Holiday Match containers at any of their shops, you are making a direct impact upon a staggering number of organizations right in your own community. All of these organizations are not for profit and benefit children under 18 years of age. The following are a list of Saratoga County groups – touching every aspect of society – that received funds from last year’s Holiday Match:
- Arthur Gonick
4-H Fillies & Colts
After the Fire
AIM Services, Inc.
Angel Names Association
Arthritis Foundation of NENY
Ballard Elementary H S A
Ballston Area Community Center
Ballston Spa Education Foundation
Ballston Spa High School PTSA
Ballston Spa HS Robotics Team 3044
Ballston Spa Jr Baseball
Bemis Heights CAR
BH-BL Education Foundation
BH-BL Junior Baseball
Boy Scout Troop 18, Middle Grove
Boy Scout Troop 24, Wilton
Brave Will Foundation
Bridging People and Places
Capital District Young Life
CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services
Catholic Charities of Saratoga County
Catie Hoch Foundation
Charlton Historical Society
Children’s Museum of Saratoga
Christopher Dailey Foundation
Civil Air Patrol, Wullenwaber
Clifton Park Chabad/Chabad Center
Clifton Park Nursery School
Corinth Cub Scout Pack 22
Corinth Youth Comm. Summer Theatre
Corinth Youth Hockey
Cub Scouts Pack #18
Cub Scouts Pack #25
Division Street PTA (12-082)
Domestic Violence/Saratoga Rape Crisis
Dramahawks Corinth School Drama Club
Faith Baptist Church Food Pantry
First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa
Franklin Community Center
Friends and Neighbors of Ballston Spa
Friends of Shendehowa Crew
Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library
Friends of the NYS Military Museum
Friends of the Stillwater Glen Hollow Park
Gabby Rocco Let It Shine Foundation
Galway Ambulance Corps, Inc.
Galway Food Panty
Galway High School Drama Club
Galway Players Youth Theatre
Galway PTSA, After Prom Party
Galway Public Library
Girl Scout Service Unit 165
Girl Scout Troop 3228
Girl Scouts of NENY – Troop 3126
Gordon Creek Elementary PTA
Greater Schuylerville Youth Program
Halfmoon Baseball League
Halfmoon Girls Softball, Inc.
Harrison Avenue Elementary HAS
Hawley Foundation for Children
Helping Hands School
Historical Society of Moreau
Hudson Crossing Park, Inc.
I Am I Can
Iroquois Reading Council
Jake’s Help From Heaven
Junior Achievement of NENY
KIDS Reaching Out Club, Inc.
Koda Mentor Program
Lake Ave. Elementary School Drama Club
Little Ones Child Care Center Inc.
Malta Avenue Elementary PTA
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center
Mechanicville District Public Library
Mechanicville-Stillwater Youth Soccer
Miss Scotties Softball
Miss Shen Softball
Moreau Elementary School
National Bottle Museum
National Museum of Dance
Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation
Northeast Mobile Search & Rescue
Northeast String Orchestra
Not So Common Players
Odyssey School of Fine Arrts
Old Saratoga Athletic Association
Race Track Chaplaincy of America
Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League
Rugrunners Robotics Inc.
Saratoga American Little League
Saratoga Center for the Family
Saratoga Challengers Inc.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre, Inc.
Saratoga Co. Children’s Committee
Saratoga County 4-H
Saratoga County E.O.C.
Saratoga County Historical Society
Saratoga Hospital – Community Health Center
Saratoga Mentoring ProGram
Saratoga Regional YMCA
Saratoga Rowing Association, Inc.
Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar
Saratoga Springs Recreation
Saratoga Synchronized Skating
Schuylerville Community Theater
Schuylerville High School After Prom Party
Search Team 5-1
Second Chance Sports
Shelters of Saratoga
Shenendehowa Dollars for Scholars
Skribblers Magazine Inc.
Southern Saratoga County YMCA
Spa Christian School
Stillwater Area Community Center
Stillwater Battle Youth Football
Stillwater Education Foundation
Stillwater Free Library
Streaks Running Club
Tesago Elementary School PTA
The Beagle School
The Fisherman’s Net Youth Program
The Karen & Gary Dake Foundation for Children
The King’s School
The Moreau Community Center
The Prevention Council
The Salvation Army
The Saratoga Automobile Museum
The TEARS Foundation
The Wildlife Institute
Transitional Services, Inc.
Troy USBC Youth Association
Venturing Crew 936, BSA
Village of Round Lake
Waterford Little League
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Wilton Youth Baseball
Youth2-Youth Helping Youth
Source: Stewart’s Shops.