Stewart’s Shops Supports Saratoga Automobile Museum’s First Annual Kids Gala!

Kids planning Kids Gala

A formal gala planned by kids? Featuring dancing, candy, and an ice cream bar? Sounds like a sweet time!

Saratoga Automobile Museum held their very first Kids Gala on January 25th for kids and planned by kids! There’s was a DJ with dancing, a red carpet, photo booth, and lots of other fun activities in store for those who attend. And what would a Kids Gala be without some Stewart’s ice cream?

Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this event with an ice cream sundae bar, and we’re excited to see the kids’ hard work come to life! The children planned the gala from start to finish with gala committee meetings and made some fantastic decorations for the event.

[The planning process]


The proceeds from the gala will be going to a worthy cause: the museum’s distracted driving safety initiative. After all, who better to ask parents to drive safely than their own children?

The Saratoga Automobile Museum (SAM) is spearheading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel with education, training and campaigns to raise public awareness. The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make a commitment to drive phone-free today

Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this event and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $79,076 to 69 organizations. Check out the listing below:

Adirondack Theatre Festival
Amsterdam High School
Ballston Area Community Center
Bard College
Barkley Elementary School
Boy Scout Troop 1022, South Colonie
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 63, Goshen, NY
Boy Scouts Troop, Wappinger Falls #3026
Carthage Central High School
Central Valley Academy
Chango Elementary
Chatham Area Silent Pantry
Chazy Athletic Association
Clarkson University
CNY Arts Center
Coming Alongside: A Community Relief, Inc.
Cub Scouts, Pack #11, Canton
Eagle Elementary, Bethlehem
Essex County Youth Bureau
Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
Gardnertown Elementary
Girl Scouts of NENY, Community 461
Glens Falls City School District
Herkimer County Fair Association, Inc.
High Peaks Hospice
Hillside Elementary
Indian Lake Central School
Jammin Jellyfish, Troy
Karigon Elementary
Kelly’s Angels, Inc.
Lake George Jr/Sr High
Living Resources
Mentor Connector
Milton Engine Company #1
Montessori School of Schenectady
MS Support Foundation
National Abolition Hall of Fame & Museum
National Museum of Dance
North Country Transitional Living Services
Queensbury High School
Red Hook Rod and Gun Club
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Rutland High School
Sacred Heart School, Bennington
Salem Area Woman’s Club
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saugerties Little League
Schenectady Community College Foundation
Schoharie Wrestling
Schroon Lake Food Pantry
Seton Catholic High School
Shady United Methodist Church
Shaker All Sports Booster Club
Siena College
Smith Clove Elementary PTA
St. Matthew’s Church, Voorheesville
St. Patrick’s St. Mary’s Food Pantry, Boonville
Tamarac Booster Club
Town of Malta
Tri-Town Minor Hockey, Winthrop
United Way of Fulton County
Upstate Lady Pride
Valley Falls United Methodist Church
Vanaver Caravan Dance Co.
Village School of North Bennington
Washington County Sheriff’s Department
Westbrookville Fire & Rescue Aux. 

Stewart’s gives $7.5 million annually to over 6,000 non-profit organizations. $5 million of it comes from the Dake Family Foundations, so it does not impact our Partners ESOP/Profit sharing.