Photo by Dave Warner – (L-R) – Ralph Renzulli, Chet Szymanski, Dave Shepardson, and Cheyenne Aney hold up the check from Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant.

The Little Falls Public Library has received a donation from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant. The donation will be used to support the library’s youth literacy programs, including Toddler Time and the Summer Reading Program.

Holiday Match Grant donations were made possible through collections at Stewart’s Shops from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Half of the library’s award was generated by the customers who donated at the Little Falls Stewart’s, with the remaining half matched by Stewart’s.

Stewart’s mailed out 1,938 Holiday Match checks to non-profit organizations last week, a record high, following another strong collection season. Customers generously donated over $1 million from Thanksgiving through Christmas, which was doubled to over $2 million with Stewart’s match.

There are no administrative costs with this program, meaning 100% of the funds benefit those organizations year-round.

Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Jennifer Frame, stated, “Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Campaign received a record number of requests this year, driving home the fact that the need in our local communities is great. We are honored that year after year, our customers continue to choose to contribute.”

“By allowing us to double their gift, we are able to create real, positive, local change for so many organizations benefitting children. Charity harnesses the power of community, and we are so fortunate to have such generous customers in our communities,” she said.

More information on the program is available at

The Little Falls Library Board of Trustees and staff expressed their appreciation to Stewart’s Shops and the generous area customers who donated to the Holiday Match.