SARATOGA SPRINGS – A record-breaking Holiday Match season at Stewart’s lead to a record amount of checks in the mail to local children’s charities.
Checks were mailed earlier this month to 1,737 organizations across the communities where Stewart’s Shops are located in Upstate New York and southern Vermont. That’s over 130 more than the previous record.
Customers donated more than $926,000 to the program between Thanksgiving through Christmas, which was doubled to more than $1.85 million with the Stewart’s match. There are no administrative costs with this program, meaning 100% of the funds collected and matched benefit these organizations.
“The Stewart’s Holiday Match program is unique because it extends the generosity of the holiday season throughout the entire year by supporting children’s charities that help children year round,” Susan Dake, Stewart’s Foundation president, said in a statement.
The Stewart’s Holiday Match program has distributed more than $24 million since its inception in 1986.
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