SARATOGA COUNTY — The Stewart’s Holiday Match Program customer donations have reached over $258,983 as of Thursday, Dec. 2. That’s over $516,000 with the Stewart’s match so far, and there’s over three weeks left to collect.
The Stewart’s Holiday Match Program has no administrative fees and donates 100% of donations received to charities in their market areas. Stewart’s Shops matches each donation penny for penny and dollar for dollar and has been doing so for the past 35 years, raising over $32 million for local charities.
These donations stay local and support local nonprofits; funding may go to a little league team, a local food pantry or an arts program at the library. Each week, a different Holiday Match recipient is highlighted; this week, Crossroads Center for Children, a nonprofit school serving children diagnosed with autism is featured.
While many other fundraising efforts spend 30% or more on overhead expenses, Stewart’s has no administrative fees and covers all the expenses. This means 100 percent goes to local nonprofits.
Holiday Match funds are collected from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day in each of the 354 shops. Local children’s organizations are encouraged to apply for funding online. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization. To apply and to view a listing of all the local organizations that received funds last season visit www.stewartsshops.com/holiday-match/holiday-match-overview.