Crusaders Of Community Involvement
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Stew Leonard's Water Safety Foundation
On January 1, 1989, a 21-month old toddler lost his life in a drowning accident. This sparked his parents to pledge that they would do everything in their power to prevent this tragedy from striking other families, since drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under five. In 1990, that toddler's parents, Kim and Stew Leonard, founded the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation in memory of their son. Since this time, the Foundation has raised more than $2 million dollars to go towards water safety awareness and education, including lifeguard training and providing 10,000 free or low-cost swimming lessons to children every year.
Annual Turkey Brigade
Every year, each Stew Leonard's Food Store location participates in the Turkey Brigade benefiting their local community. In this event, each store will donate hundreds of turkeys to churches, civic groups, elderly housing, senior nutrition programs, and schools in their local communities. The goal of this event is to help provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need right in our own neighborhoods. Around 2500 turkeys are donated annually during this charitable event.
Community Food And Clothing Drives
Continuing in the theme of giving back to the community, every year Stews Leonard’s Team Members are asked to help others that are less fortunate in their local communities. During the holiday season we gather donations of nonperishable food items helping the local food pantry as well as warm clothing to provide to local shelters.
Stew's Cares Team
Every year a group of Team Members will go to the local shelter and feed the less fortunate for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a day fill with food for everyone to enjoy while we come together as team.
Stew's Wishing Well
Part of Stew Leonard’s entertainment but 100% to support charitable organizations within our communities. Each store features a wishing well fountain by their main entrance. Customers are encourage to toss their loose change in the well to make a wish and this is then donated to a different local charity every 1-2 months. Plus, Stew’s is so dedicated in giving back that the company matches each amount collected to increase the contribution.