Stewarts Shops

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What is Stewart’s Holiday Match?

Holiday Match is a holiday collection program, matched by Stewart’s, to help kids all year long. In 2013, Stewart’s, its media partners and customers raised $1.34 million. Since 1986, together we have raised nearly $19 million.

Who can give?

Stewart’s matches individual donations. We will collect donations from businesses or groups, but don’t match them.

Can I make a donation with a personal check?

The program has now closed. Holiday Match donations were collected from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day.

Can I make a donation using my credit or debit card?

Unfortunately at this time we cannot accept donations via debit or credit. Our program is unique, with 100% of the funds going directly to charity without administrative fees.

Who receives funding?

Local charities benefiting children under 18 (501c3) receive funding from Holiday Match. 100% goes to charity – there are no administrative fees. A brochure listing the organizations which received funds last year is available at all Stewart’s Shops or by clicking here.

When will I be notified of the status of my request?

Every application will receive notification upon allocations in March.

How can kids’ charities get funding?

501c3 charitable children’s organizations within our 30 county market area can simply fill out an application and send it in for review.

Where can I give or get an application?

Starting Thanksgiving Day, you can get an application at all Stewart’s Shops. In addition, you can complete an online application, or download and print an application to complete.

Where do the monies go?

Funding goes back to local children’s groups in 30 counties where our shops are located.

When can I make my donation?

The program has now closed. Holiday Match donations were collected from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by Friday, January 31, 2014.

How will I know if you received my application on time?

To guarantee delivery and save you postage, please submit your application online. You will receive a response that your application has been received. Another way is to mail your application certified return receipt if you would like notification. No phone calls please.

When do charities receive funding?

Funds are distributed in March.

Who is helping to promote Holiday Match?


  • Capital District: Time Warner Cable News & B95.5 Radio (Albany Broadcasting)
  • Glens Falls: Froggy 100.3 (Adirondack Broadcasting)
  • Utica Area: WIBX (950am), BIG FROG 104, Lite 98.7, Oldies 96.1
  • Watertown: WWNY TV (NEWS7) & WNYF TV (FOX 28) FROGGY 97, WCIZ (Z93), WNER, 790 WTNY
  • Hudson Valley: Cumulus Broadcasting WPDH (101.5), Mix97, WKNY (1490am), The Wolf 94.3
  • Northern NY: WMSA