Stewart’s Holiday Match supports communities throughout New York and Vermont

Stewart’s Shops annual Holiday Match program helps nonprofit organizations feed and care for children and families throughout New York and Vermont.

That focus is a central theme of Holiday Match, which raised more than $2 million this passed holiday season due in large part to the generosity of Stewart’s loyal and giving customers. Holiday Match has now raised a total of more than $38 million since its inception in 1986.

This week, Stewart’s is highlighting some of the hard working nonprofit organizations that were among the 1,816 groups to receive Holiday Match funding this year.

Albany County

The Food Pantries of the Capital District in Albany was awarded $10,000 this year.

On any given night, 700 to 1,000 children are able to eat dinner because their parents are able to access food through this coalition of 67 food pantries throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. The pantries also provide diapers and baby formula to 200-plus newborns on any given day throughout the year.

Jefferson County

The Children’s Home of Jefferson County in Watertown was awarded $6,500 this year. Through its Teen Center, the organization provides hot meals, nutritious snacks and a safe place for nearly 300 youths teens to interact with their peers. Stewart’s Holiday Match funds also will be used to help Children’s Home provide personal development opportunities for local teens.

Dutchess County

Holiday Match also was able to help support Dutchess Outreach, a Poughkeepsie nonprofit, that has seen a sharp increase in demand for food access programs.

Dutchess Outreach served more than 132,000 meals in 2023 and was forced to reduce the amount of food per household to accommodate growing demand.

The organization received $5,000 through the 2023-2024 Holiday Match campaign.

Madison County

The Community Action Program for Madison County in Canastota was awarded $750 in Holiday Match funds to support non-parent caregivers who are raising children full time. Through its case coordinators, Community Action assists clients with goal and financial planning, while helping clients identify paths to other services they need.

Rutland County, Vermont

The Boys & Girls Club in Rutland, Vermont, received $3,250 to support a program that connects each youth participant with a mentor in addition to offering programs focused on promoting healthy living and positive self-esteem.

Through Stewart’s Holiday Match program, we are able, with the help of our generous customers, to support critical nonprofits in communities throughout New York and Vermont.

Click here to view a list of the other children’s organizations that received funding through the 2023-2024 Holiday Match campaign.

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