The 2022 Holiday Match Program conducted by Stewart’s Shops has raised over $2 million for local children’s organizations, the company said.
From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers donated $1,011,281 to the program. Each individual donation was doubled by Stewart’s Shops. With no administrative fees, 100 percent of the funds benefit local, nonprofit children’s organizations.
“We are continually amazed by the generosity of our customers. We are proud to double their gifts allowing us to share more with our communities. These gifts have the power to accelerate progress where it’s needed most and support projects and services that can fuel real change in our communities,” according to Jennifer Frame, Stewart’s Shops director of corporate philanthropy.
Some 1,716 children’s organizations received funding from last year’s Holiday Match campaign.The grants help children all year long.
All local children’s charities are encouraged to apply for funding from the Holiday Match program. Organizations can apply online through Jan. 31. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization.
All the funds will be allocated in March, the company said.
Stewart’s Shops and customers have raised over $36 million since 1986 through the holiday program.