Stewart’s Shops/The Dake Family Are Proud Supporters of WAIT House

During these difficult times, our Donations Team has been diligently working to provide support to non-profits in our communities. We have seen non-profit organizations impressively adapt to current circumstances and are proud to be able to assist them in continuing all they do.

Recently, Stewart’s Shops/The Dake Family was able to provide $4,500 to WAIT House to help them make necessary changes due to COVID-19. WAIT House is a wonderful organization that offers help to homeless youth in need throughout Warren and Washington Counties. They provide emergency shelter, goal planning, life skills training, and much more. Since their opening, they have been able to help over 1,500 homeless youth and their families!

Due to the current need to social distance, WAIT House had to find fun projects for their residents and staff, while still keeping them safe. Part of the $4,500 grant from Stewart’s Shops/The Dake Family allowed WAIT House to create beautiful gardens that their residents researched, planned, and will continue to maintain. This provided an educational and entertaining activity, while remaining safely at the shelter! Check out how great their gardens are doing in the pictures below:


Stewart’s Shops is proud to support this initiative and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $71,095 to 61 organizations. Check out the listing below:

Adirondack Land Trust
Albany Institute of History & Art
Antique Boat Museum
Ark, Inc
Arvin Hart Fire
Believe 271 Foundation, Inc.
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
Black Dimensions in Art
Boy Scouts Troop #168
Boys & Girls Clubs of Town of Wallkill, Inc.
Bread of Life Food Pantry
Camp Gan Israel
Camp Wiltmeet
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities
Chaffee Art Center
Cohoes City School District
Cub Scouts, Colonie #1077
East Fishkill Community Library
Edmund Niles Huyck Nature Preserve
Edward J. Arthur Parent Teacher Organization
Faith Baptist Church, Rexford
Friends of Recovery – NY
Goshen Touchdown Club
Greenbush La Leche League
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
Hartford Redeeming Love Fellowship
Heiwa Peace & Reconciliation Foundation
Heuvelton United Methodist Church
Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden
Krajisnik Football Club
Life for the Nations Church
Luzerne Music Center
Macedonia Baptist Church
Make-A-Wish NENY
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Mohawk Valley Church Food Pantry
Never Alone Narcotics, Troy
New Lebanon Library
North Country Ministry
Northeast Parent & Child Society, Schenectady
Oak Hill Durham Vol. Fire Department
Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church
Our Lady of Hope, Fort Plain
Parishville-Hopkinton Central School
PFC Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament
Saratoga Children’s Theatre, Inc.
Saratoga Springs High School
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Schenectady Civic Players
Schenectady JCC
Schodack Police Benevolent Assoc.
Schroon Lake Public Library
Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief
Siena College
South Edmeston Community Church
Spirit and Truth Christian Assembly
The Salvation Army, Herkimer
Victory Grove Camp
Voorheesville Volunteer Fire Department
West Hill Children’s Group

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.