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BALLSTON SPA — Stewart’s Shops raised more than $2 million for local children’s organizations during its annual Holiday Match program, setting a record for the fifth consecutive season.
“We are impressed by our customers’ generosity season after season. They have joined us in supporting local children’s charities for 32 years now, raising more than $28 million,” says Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake. “We are proud to give back to our communities that have supported us for so many years and living proof that we are closer to you.”
From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers put more than $1 million into jugs at the various store locations, which is about $86,000 more than last season.
Each individual donation is matched penny for penny by Stewart’s. There are no administrative costs and 100 percent of the funds benefit local, non-profit children’s organizations.
More than 1,700 children’s organizations received Holiday Match money from the 2017 campaign.
Organizations can apply for funding at stewartsshops.com or a paper application can be picked up at any shop. To qualify, groups must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a registered, charitable 501c3 organization.
Applications are accepted through Jan. 31 and funds will be allocated in March.