More than $4,200 in charitable contributions has been raised by Walter Stewart’s shoppers during the market’s 109th anniversary Donation Days drive. Of that amount, $1,305 benefits the Americares Hurricane Matthew Haiti Relief Effort, in honor of Stewarts’ team members Pierre, Jean and Abcher.
Americares has provided close to $6 million in relief aid to Haiti. Desperately-needed medical supplies arrived within two days of the storm, according to spokesperson Holly Donaldson. Expanded mobile medical care and cholera prevention efforts continue to target hardest-hit and remote regions of the island.
The popular “T-Bill Donation Days” fund-raising drives are held throughout the year. Walter Stewart’s shoppers are invited to donate their “T-Bill” balances to participating non-profits listed at the check-out counters.
Interested patrons may obtain a courtesy card from the market’s customer service staff or sign up online @StewartsMarket.com.
Walter Stewart’s also delivered over 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to Person-to-Person in Darien, which will distribute the meals to local families in need.
Checks were mailed to the following organizations designated by our T-Bill shoppers:
ABC Program ($580.72), Horizons Student Enrichment Program ($316.18), Strays & Others ($310.53), STAR ($304.14), Volunteer Firefighters of New Canaan ($278.54), New Canaan Nature Center ($185.79), New Canaan CARES ($120.32), New Canaan Community Foundation ($111.75), Staying Put in New Canaan ($111.74), New Canaan Beautification League ($106.74), New Canaan Mounted Troop ($84.81), Visiting Nurse ($66.31), New Canaan Library ($58.41), New Canaan Society of the Arts ($57.31), Getabout Van ($54.74), Arts for Healing ($53.68), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ($51.46), New Canaan Sewing Group ($46.39), New Canaan Land Trust ($38.85).