Stewart’s Shops provided over $1 million in monetary and product relief to hundreds of organizations impacted by COVID-19. With an increased demand on services, many nonprofits experienced strains on budget, staffing and resources. Many of these organizations were forced to cancel fundraising events, while facing an increase in demand for items and services. The Stewart’s Shops COVID-19 relief grants helped hundreds of organizations with sustainability.
One of these organizations is Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties. We were given a tour of a recently completed home and shown where some of the funds were used. Adam Feldman, the Executive Director, explained that during the COVID-19 pandemic volunteer hours were greatly decreased and that is why there was a need for more funding.
Stewart’s Shops supports the following nonprofits: Arts, Education, Recreation, Health, Social Services, and Civic groups. The company is committed to giving back to the communities in which they are located, donating approximately $2.5 million a year to local nonprofits with The Dake Family Foundations contributing an additional $5 million. Despite the pause on COVID relief applications, Stewart’s is reviewing applications that go beyond COVID relief at this time.