Stewart’s Shops Helps A Local Boy Scout Troop Give Back!

Boy Scout eating Stewart's ice cream.

Years ago, Boy Scout Troop #1062 from Latham, NY reached out to us asking for support of an Eagle Scout project. The project was meant to bring some joy to the children at St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany. Now, seven years later and the Eagle Scout project long since completed, the troop still has this event every year!

St. Catherine’s is a human services provider for children and families, helping address issues such as child abuse, neglect, homelessness, special education, and more. The boy scout troop planned a fun party for the kids who are living away from their families during the holiday season, and we were able to offer our support by donating a Make Your Own Sundae bar for the party. Now, not only do we still provide the sundae bar, but we are able to support this event through our Holiday Match program as well!

Carol Diotte, the troop’s Fundraising Chair and mother of the scout who first began this annual event, says “Although my son is now in college, the troop still hosts the party. With your generous donation each year we have been able to purchase and fill stockings for all of the children. This year we filled and distributed 34 stockings and provided candy bags for all the children who live at the Center’s three residential facilities.”

Check out some pictures from this year’s party:

Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this event and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $25,812 to 90 organizations. Check out the listing below:

Albany Police & Fire Foundation
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council
American Heart Association, Oneida
Art in the Public Eye
ARTSwego Performing Arts Series
Bethany Presbyterian
Bleeding Disorders Association, NE NY
Bountiful Backpacks
Boy Scouts, Troop 75, Delmar
Boy Scouts, Voorheesville #73
Burke Fire Department
Canton Hoopsters
Center for Early Learning Preschool
Central Valley Academy
Chatham Area Silent Pantry
Cohoes Girls’ Softball
Cub Scout Pack 528
Cub Scouts, Hudson Falls, Pack #57
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Dolgeville Violet Festival
East Greenbush Girls Softball
East Hill School, Canajoharie
Electric City Bombers
Emmanuel Reformed Church, Castleton
Epilepsy Foundation of NENY
Fair Haven Union High School
Foothills ATV Riders
Foothills Rural Community Ministry
Friends of Shenendehowa Crew, Inc.
Fusion Community Church
Glenville Rotary Foundation
Granville High School
Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber
Greenbush Schodack Devil Cats
Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County
Harmony Hill School
Harrisville Teachers Association
Harvest Church
Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Committee
Hudson Valley Community College
Indian Lake Central School
Jack’s Place
JCEO, Plattsburgh
Johnstown Little League
Keene Central School
Latham Lassies Softball League
Lions Club of Saratoga Springs
M.C. Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine
Mamakating Environmental Education & Interpretive Center
Mechanicville-Stillwater Wrestling Booster Club
Minerva Red Hat Society
Mohonasen Central Schools
New York Mills Little League
NICA- Capital Region R-Cubed Team
Niskayuna Booster Club
Nisky NOW
North Country Ministry
North Warren Central School
Operation Walk-Virginia
Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville Central School
Pine Knolls Christian Alliance Church
Poultney Community League, Inc.
Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department
Reading is Fun: Schen Cty School Ed Found
Relay for Life, Ulster County
Rochester Food Pantry
Route 20 Association of New York Inc
Sand Creek Middle School PTA
Saranac Lake Lions Club
Saranac Lake Police Department
Saratoga County Independence Party
Schenectady High School
Schoharie Central School
Scotia-Glenville Little League
Shawanga Mountain VFW Auxiliary Post 4947
Soroptimist International of Fulton County
South Avenue Elementary, Beacon
South Colonie High School
Sparrow’s Nest Charity
St. Colman’s School
St. Patrick’s Church, Rouses Point
StarFish Swim Club
Tamarac Elementary PTSA
Theresa Fire Department
Ticonderoga Elementary School
Town of Mohawk Vol Fire Department
Village of Lake George
Waterford Little League
West Pawlet Ladies Auxillary
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park

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.