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St. Mary’s Healthcare Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match Funds

AMSTERDAM, N.Y., April 2, 2024—St. Mary’s Healthcare has received a $1,000 Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant to feed local children and support the hospital’s youngest patients and their families. The grant will help St. Mary’s stock its mission cupboards and “Annie’s Closet.”

The cupboards provide nonperishable food items for patients and employees who need extra help with groceries. Annie’s Closet is filled with supplies to support parents and their babies. Located in the St. Mary’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Health Center, the closet is actually an entire room, filled with diapers, infant goods, personal care items and more.

“The Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant will help St. Mary’s meet some of the most basic needs of children in our community,” said Maureen Rhodes, executive director of the Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare. “The grant and Holiday Match program are wonderful reminders that we have such kind, generous neighbors in Stewart’s Shops and their customers.”

Each year since 1986, from Thanksgiving until Christmas, Stewart’s has collected and matched donations from customers in its shops. As a result, since its founding, Stewart’s Holiday Match Program has awarded over $38 million to support children under 18 in Stewart’s market areas.