Walter Stewart’s Rings in the Holidays with “Peter’s Stocking” and “Donation Days”

Congratulations to Peter’s Stocking winner James Smeed, age 7, pictured with his dad James, and Bennett and Doug of WSM

Congratulations to the 43rd winner of the toys in Peter’s Stocking, seven-year-old James Smeed!
The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. Walter Stewart’s also donated toys purchased from New Canaan Toy Store to the Toys for Tots drive. 

Our T-Bill shoppers were also invited to donate their balances to their favorite local non-profits during our annual holiday donations days drive. Together we raised $2430.81 for participating local organizations, including ABC House, NC Food Pantry, and Strays and Others. Customers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.

Walter Stewart’s Rings in the Holidays with “Peter’s Stocking” and “Donation Days”

Beatrice Snyder, the happy winner of Peter’s Stocking, with CJ and Bennett of Walter Stewart’s.

Congratulations to Beatrice Snyder, age 5, a kindergartener at West School, winner of the toys in Peter’s Stocking, a cherished holiday tradition at Walter Stewart’s for 42 seasons! Walter Stewart’s also donated toys purchased at New Canaan Toy Store to Karl Chevrolet’s Toys for Tots drive.
The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 42nd holiday season, Walter Stewart’s invited our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional toys and classic games.
Walter Stewart’s is recently completed its annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities.  T-Bill customers were invited to donate T-Bill balances to the participating local non-profit organization of their choice. Thanks to the support of our customers, we are donating $2005 to designated local organizations!

A list of the participating non-profits was posted at each customer check-out. Shoppers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.

Walter Stewart’s Rings in the Holidays with “Peter’s Stocking” and “Donation Days”

Congratulations to 5 year old Everest Kutney, winner of Peter’s Stocking, a tradition at Walter Stewart’s for 41 holiday seasons! In addition to the toys in Peter’s Stocking we have also donated to Toys for Tots. The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 41st holiday season, Walter Stewart’s invited our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional toys and classic games.
Walter Stewart’s is recently completed its annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities, from December 12th through December 18th.  T-Bill customers were invited to donate T-Bill balances to the participating local non-profit organization of their choice. Thanks to the support of our customers, we are donating $1,156.29 to designated local organizations!

A list of the participating non-profits was posted at each customer check-out. Shoppers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.

Walter Stewart’s Rings in the Holidays with “Peter’s Stocking” and “Donation Days”

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The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 41st holiday season, Walter Stewart’s invites our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional music toys and classic games. Walter Stewart’s will also donate toys purchased from New Canaan Toy Store to the Toys for Tots drive. There is a Toys for Tots collection box next to our customer service desk. Entries are available at every checkout. The winner will be announced December 20th.
Walter Stewart’s is now holding its annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities, from December 12th through December 18th.  T-Bill customers are invited to donate our T-Bill balances to the participating local non-profit organization of your choice.
A list of the participating non-profits will be posted at each customer check-out. Shoppers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.

Winner of “Peter’s Stocking” Drawing Announced


Congratulations to Natalie Hamilton the happy winner of our 41st annual Peter’s Stocking drawing. Walter Stewart’s also donated toys purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store to the local Toys for Tots drive.
The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 41stholiday season, Walter Stewart’s invites our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional music toys and classic games. Walter Stewart’s will also donate toys purchased from New Canaan Toy Store to the Toys for Tots drive.
Walter Stewart’s completed it’s annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities and together we raised $1531.60 for participating local organizations!
Shoppers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.

Walter Stewart’s Rings in the Holidays with “Peter’s Stocking” and “Donation Days”

Peter’s Stocking winner Lyla Ives with Ann Cheney, store manager, and CJ Heron, Customer Service Manager.

The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 40th holiday season, Walter Stewart’s invited our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started in 1978 by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional music toys and classic games.
Six-year-old Lyla Ives was the happy winner of the 40th annual Peter’s Stocking drawing! Walter Stewart’s also donated toys to Karl’s Chevrolet’s Toys for Tots drive. The memory of the late Peter Lewis lives on with this favorite holiday tradition, which he started in 1978.
Walter Stewart’s also completed its annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities.  Together with our T-Bill shoppers we raised $5245 for participating local organizations. 26 local non-profits will receive checks!
Walter Stewart’s Market, New Canaan’s oldest retail establishment, is located on 229 Elm Street and has been in business since 1907. For more information please call Walter Stewart’s Market at 203.966-4848 or visit our website at www.StewartsMarket.com.

Walter Stewart’s Holiday Traditions: Peter’s Stocking and Donation Days

Brendan, Kieran, and Conor Joyce with Ann and CJ

Congratulations to Brendan Joyce and his brothers Conor and Kieran, the winners of the toys in Peter’s Stocking! Walter Stewart’s also donated additional toys to Toys for Totes.
The memory of Peter Lewis lives on with his favorite holiday tradition – Peter’s Stocking. For the 40th holiday season, Walter Stewart’s invited our youngest shoppers to enter for a chance to win the toys in the giant red Christmas stocking hanging in our store. A tradition started in 1978 by the late Peter Lewis. “Just seeing the happy faces of the kids makes me smile,” Peter said back in 2006 in response to this annual event. The toys were purchased from the New Canaan Toy Store with a few “Peter approved” traditional music toys and classic games.
Walter Stewart’s just completed its annual Holiday T-Bill Donation Days drive to benefit local charities. Together we raised $1608.25 for local charities!
During their Donation Days drives, T-Bill customers are invited to donate their T-Bill balances to the participating local non-profit organization of your choice. Walter Stewart’s donated $2062.14 to our shoppers’ designated local organizations during last year’s Holiday Donation Days drive, as well as more than $4,200 in charitable contributions 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. Walter Stewart’s donated over 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to Person-to-Person, which distributed the meals to local families in need.
Shoppers who would like to participate in the T-Bill Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.
Walter Stewart’s Market, New Canaan’s oldest retail establishment, is located on 229 Elm Street and has been in business since 1907. For more information please call Walter Stewart’s Market at 203.966-4848 or visit our website at www.StewartsMarket.com.

Peter’s Stocking Winner and Holiday T-Bill Donation Days Results

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Peter’s Stocking winner Leighton Busby, age 5, with Ann Cheney and Alex Stewart

Five year old Leighton Busby was the happy winner of this year’s Peter’s Stocking drawing. In the Holiday spirit of giving, Leighton kept a few toys for herself and generously donated the rest of the toys to Karl’s Chevrolet’s Toys for Tots drive. The memory of the late Peter Lewis lives on with this favorite holiday tradition, which he started in 1978.
Walter Stewart’s sent checks totaling $2545.13 to participating local non-profit organizations this week, proceeds from the market’s annual “Holiday Donation Days T-Bill drive” held in December.
“The Holiday T-Bill drive caps off another successful year for our Donation Days program. We’re pleased to support our shoppers’ favorite local organizations!” said Alex Stewart, General Manager of Walter Stewart’s, and great-grandson of the store’s founder.
Walter Stewart’s shoppers designated T-Bill Rewards to the following participating organizations:
NC Food Pantry ($994.94); NC Community Foundation ($395.21); NC Cares ($189.18); Strays & Others ($185.63); ABC ($166.92); Horizons ($89.74); Staying Put ($77.75); NC Nature Center ($58.40); Get About Van ($56.86); Visiting Nurse ($49.50); NC Historical Society ($46.10); NC Society for the Arts ($45.68); Outback Teen Center ($41.97); Arts for Healing ($38.70); NC Library ($32.16); Day Care Center of NC ($28.62); Red Cross ($26.61); NC Sewing Group ($21.16)
Stewart’s shoppers receive “T-Bill” rewards when they shop which they can use to help provide financial assistance to participating non-profits during Donation Days fundraisers held throughout the year. This year through the T-Bill Donation Days program Walter Stewart’s has donated a total of $4715.13 to participating local non-profits, $1707,65 to the NCHS Scholarship Fund, as well as over 100 Thanksgiving turkey dinners to Person-to-Person for local families in need.
Shoppers who would like to participate in the Donation Days program may obtain a courtesy card from the store’s customer service staff or sign up online.