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.

South School and Holiday T-Bill drive results

from left Alex Stewart, Kristin Mallozzi, Melissa Baker, and Doug Stewart
from left Alex Stewart, Kristin Mallozzi, Melissa Baker, and Doug Stewart

Thanks to the T-Bill shoppers who generously donated their balances during the South School T-Bill Drive together we raised $2166.65 for the South PTC!
The special T-Bill drive was part of South School’s new “Shop for South” campaign. “Thank you so much for your gracious generosity and support. This is an incredible donation to South School and I know I can speak for all of us in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to you and everyone at Walter Stewart’s,” Jamie Boris, representing the South School PTC.
Walter Stewart’s also recently concluded it’s annual Holiday T-Bill drive to benefit local non-profits, designated by T-Bill shoppers. We raised a total of $2062.14 for participating New Canaan Organizations:
Strays & Others ($547.94), New Canaan Volunteer Firefighters ($280.18), New Canaan Nature Center ($195.38), New Canaan CARES ($156.20), ABC House ($151.62), Staying Put ($145.38), $132.77 (NC Food Pantry), Horizons Student Enrichment Program ($129), New Canaan Community Foundation ($106.58), Arts for Healing ($97.09), Get About Van ($65), and New Canaan Library ($55).
Walter Stewart’s is the most convenient place to raise money for our local community!  During T-Bill Donation Days, Walter Stewart’s will generously match T-Bill Donations dollar for dollar your designated participating organization. If you don’t already have a T-Bill Account, sign up for free and you will automatically receive $5 of Rewards. If you already have an account, then make sure to shop at Walter Stewart’s to build up your T-Bills!

Walter Stewart’s NCHS Scholarship T-Bill Drive Results

Photo Description (taken by Valerie Stryker): Michael Schulte, Courtney Coutts and Lauren Peet, NCHS students; Doug Stewart, Walter Stewart’s Marketing Director; Jane Isherwood, NCHS student; Alex Stewart, General Manager; Hailey Coutts, NCHS student; and Ann Cheney, Store Manager.
Photo Description (taken by Valerie Stryker):
Michael Schulte, Courtney Coutts and Lauren Peet, NCHS students; Doug Stewart, Walter Stewart’s Marketing Director; Jane Isherwood, NCHS student; Alex Stewart, General Manager; Hailey Coutts, NCHS student; and Ann Cheney, Store Manager.

Thanks to your support
and patronage Walter
Stewart’s will donate
$2178.52 to the
NCHS Scholarship
Foundation! 
Walter Stewart’s Market is conducting its annual T-Bill Donation Days week to benefit the New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation from Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25.
Throughout the week, Walter Stewart’s customers are invited to donate “T-Bill” balances they earn shopping at the store. Walter Stewart’s will match the balances designated by shoppers with a monetary donation to the Foundation. Walter Stewart’s has been partnering with the NCHS Scholarship Foundation for 15 years. Walter Stewart’s and their shoppers raised $1707,65 in 2014 and Alex Stewart estimates that they have donated close to $40,000 to the NCHS Scholarship foundation over the course of their 15 year partnership.
The NCHS Scholarship Foundation is a longstanding community effort to provide need-based financial aid for NCHS graduates pursuing higher education.
The Donation Days T-Bill week is beginning on “Scholarship Sunday” April 19th. Students wearing T-shirts will go door-to-door in New Canaan to collect donations for the Foundation that will benefit their fellow students. Donations may be handed to the students that day, sent by mail to the NCHS Scholarship Foundation, New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840, or made online at www.nchsscholarship.org.
Photo Description (taken by Valerie Stryker):
Michael Schulte, Courtney Coutts and Lauren Peet, NCHS students; Doug Stewart, Walter Stewart’s Marketing Director; Jane Isherwood, NCHS student; Alex Stewart, General Manager; Hailey Coutts, NCHS student; and Ann Cheney, Store Manager.
Walter Stewart’s Market is located at 229 Elm Street. For more information about Walter Stewart’s please call the store at 966-4848 or visit their website at www.stewartsmarket.com.

Walter Stewart’s & New Canaan Bicycles Team Up

from left Doug Stewart, Lou Kozar, Ann Kozar, and Alex Stewart
from left Doug Stewart, Lou Kozar, Ann Kozar, and Alex Stewart

Walter Stewart’s Market and New Canaan Bicycles have teamed up to sponsor New Canaan’s very own cycling club.  The members will fly New Canaan’s colors on local rides, as well as at charity events ranging from Massachusetts to Iowa.  At the end of July, members will participate in the CT Challenge to help cancer survivors live healthier lives TODAY!  Over 54,000 cancer survivors were impacted last year by programs funded by the bike ride.  Not just for adults.  On May 17th the club will also host its 3rd annual Bike Rodeo, co-sponsored by the West School PTC.  The rodeo focuses on the youngest cyclist in the family. Kids learn some helpful skills to keep them happy and safe on two wheels.
Lou Kozar, owner of New Canaan Bicycles, located at 96 Park Street, sees a perfect partner in Walter Stewarts Market and the healthy lifestyle that cycling promotes.