Following a record-breaking Holiday Match season, checks are now in the mail to support 1,600 local children’s charities. That’s approximately 125 organizations more than the previous year, and the most the campaign has been able to serve in its 28 year history.
From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers generously donated over $770,000 to the program, which is then doubled to more than $1.5 million with the Stewart’s match. With these checks distributed, the Stewart’s Holiday Match program has now allocated more than $20 million since the program’s inception in 1986.
There are no administrative costs with this program, meaning 100% of the funds collected and matched benefit children’s organizations directly within the communities where Stewart’s Shops are located.
Stewart's Shops is committed to giving back to all our shops' communities. This year the company will donate $2.5 million to local non-profits. Recognizing that Stewart's is the source of their philanthropic dollars, the Dake family also contributes an equivalent amount to local charities annually.
A brochure listing charities which received the Holiday Match grants will available in the spring.
View a brochure listing the recipients of last year’s Holiday Match program here.