Stewart’s Shops Helps Sweeten Up Summer Camp for the Wallkill Boys & Girls Club

Camper receiving ice cream from camp counselor.

Summer camp for the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club is wrapping up soon, and Stewart’s Shops was able to help sweeten up the end of summer with an ice cream social! The Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful organization that provides children in Northern Orange and Sullivan counties a safe way to learn and grow in a fun environment. The club has been running their summer day camp for over 20 years now.

Although summer camp has looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the campers were still able to enjoy a fun filled summer with lots of activities. On the day of their ice cream social, the campers participated in a “water day” which consisted of water activities, and a talent show later on that parents watched. The day was then closed out with a delicious sundae donated by Stewart’s! We have been proud, longtime supporters of the Wallkill Boys & Girls Club and have been donating our Make Your Own Sundae Kits to the day camp’s ice cream social for eight years now. Shane Merone, the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Club, said “The kids look forward to the social every year!” We are happy to be able to support such a fun day, especially during such difficult times! Here are some of the happy campers enjoying their ice cream:

Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this event and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $55,020 to 57 organizations. Check out the listing below:

American Legion, Lake Placid Post #326
Beulah Baptist Church Soup Kitchen
Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council
Bus Stop Club, Inc.
Catskill High School
Catskill Public Library
Charlton Historical Society
City School District of Albany
Cobleskill Sunshine Fair
Community Health Center of the North Country
Elks, Clifton Park, #2466
Food Bank of Central NY
Foothills Rural Community Ministry
Frankfort Little League
Frankfort-Schuyler Central Schools
Friends of the Cambridge Public Library
Galway FFA
George Landis Arboretum
Grace and Mercy Ministries
Greene County Women’s League
Hartwick Historical Society
Historic Saranac Lake
Historical Association of South Jefferson
Hudson Housing Authority
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminars of NY
Johnstown Moose Family Center
Kingston City School District
Kirkland Town Library
Lansing Street Neighborhood Watch
Louisville Summer Recreation
Main Street Baptist Church, Oneonta
Mamakating Library
Mohawk Valley Radio Group, Inc
North Country Mission of Hope
North Main Street United Methodist Church
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
Old Stone House Library, Ft. Ann
Palenville Branch Library
Refugee and Immigrant Support Services
Rome City School District
Rutland Mental Health
Schuyler Hose Company
Shenendehowa Central Schools
South Jefferson Lions Club
South Jefferson Pop Warner
The Brown School
The Janet Jillson Memorial Fund
Tour de Force
Town of Ulster Public Library
Turin Volunteer Fire Department
Upper Room Ministries
Upstate New York Autism Alliance
Valley Falls Free Library
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association
Village of Rouses Point
Worcester Food Pantry
Worcester Sports Booster Club

Stewart’s gives $7.5 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.