WATERTOWN, NY – The Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family granted the United Way of Northern New York (UWNNY) $7,500 and the Stewart’s Holiday Match has awarded $1,000 in 2022 for the success of their Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Program. The ALICE program serves public school districts, BOCES Programs, colleges, and numerous nonprofits in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. Through this program, the United Way designates ALICE facilitators to work with their clients, individuals, and families to solve problems on the spot and to assist those who are financially struggling.
“Our ALICE Program here at the United Way of Northern New York is helping people in our community daily with their unforeseen financial hardships by enhancing resources throughout Northern New York,” said Natasha Gamble, Director of Development at UWNNY. “These are the individuals and families who are employed and usually working two or three jobs, but when an extra medical expense occurs or their vehicle stops working and they can’t get to work, they can possibly lose their job and fall into unemployment. ALICE is hard-working, but not earning enough in their paychecks to make ends meet.”
“Stewart’s is committed to giving back to all our shops’ communities,” said Jennifer Frame, Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Stewart’s Shops. “Helping families in need of assistance through the ALICE Program of the United Way is an important part of that commitment.”
The United Way of Northern New York is appreciative of Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family’s generous donation, which is received annually.
“Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family is a great supporter to our community,” Gamble said. “They financially assist children, education, health, United Way, and other local agencies and programs that truly benefit our community. We are extremely grateful for their support and our community is a better place because of them!