Gary Dake Works Shift in Gansevoort to Say Thank you to Customers & Partners

Gary and five employees from the wilton shop. Holiday match written in the Stewarts wave.

Gary Dake, president of Stewart’s Shops put in a 4 hour shift at the Gansevoort shop to say thank you to generous customers and congratulate the Partners at this shop as a top collection shop for Holiday Match. Gary stocked shelves, ran the register and even scooped ice cream for some lucky customers.

The 2019 Holiday Match program has raised over $1.79 million for local children’s organizations. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers impressively donated over $895,000 to the program. Each individual donation is matched penny for penny by Stewart’s Shops. There are no administrative costs and 100% of the funds benefit local, non-profit children’s organizations. The total raised each day increased by an average of 5% in all 336 shops compared to last year.

1,830 children’s organizations received funding from last year’s Holiday Match campaign. All local children’s charities are encouraged to apply for funding annually from the Holiday Match program. A listing of all the charities that received Holiday Match funding last year is available at

Coming Up

What: Gary Dake will be in Queensbury to work his final shift for 2019-2020 Holiday Match season.

When: Friday, January 31st from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Stewart’s Shop at 777 Quaker Rd. Queensbury, NY

One of the Highest Growth Shops:  Grew collections 67.6% over last year


Time is running out for children’s charities to apply for Holiday Match funding. The deadline is January 31, 2020.  Organizations can easily apply online at All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization.