Despite the shortened time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, the 27th annual Stewart’s Holiday Match program raised $1.34 million for Children Charities.
“Our customers really ramped up their generosity, giving as much in 28 days as they did in 34 days last year,” Stewart’s Foundation President Susan Dake said.
Donations are collected from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day at all 331 Stewart’s Shops in upstate New York and western Vermont . The total raised is then matched by the company. Stewart’s customers donated more than $670,000 this season.
Of the funds collected and matched, 100 percent benefit children’s organizations directly within the communities where Stewart’s Shops are located.
After this year’s funds have been distributed, the Stewart’s Holiday Match program will have allocated nearly $19 million since the program’s inception in 1986.
“Special thanks to our shop partners and media partners for encouraging this impressive participation,” Drake said.