A total of 1,440 checks, representing $1.34 million in grants, have been mailed to nonprofit organizations receiving Stewart’s Holiday Match funds.
The money, contributed by customers and matched by the company, will assist local children’s charities in the 30 counties where there are Stewart’s Shops, the company said in a statement.
“In difficult economic times, our customers once again showed how much they care about the children’s organizations in their communities,” said Susan Dake, president of the Stewart’s Foundation. “This year’s customer contributions, plus the company match, bring the Holiday Match total contributions to over $17 million in the 26-year history.”
Since 1986, Stewart’s has been collecting customer donations from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. The donations are matched by Stewart’s, there are no administrative costs and 100 percent of the funds collected and matched benefit the communities that have made this program so successful, Dake said in a statement.