Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Team Donates to Nathan Littauer Birthing Center

Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Team Donates to Nathan Littauer Birthing Center

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Nathan Littauer Hospital is pleased to announce a generous grant of $3,000.00 from Stewart’s Shops and the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Team. This grant was used to purchase a CuddleCot™ for the hospital’s Birthing Center, enhancing the quality of care provided to families experiencing infant loss. According The CuddleCot website, A CuddleCot™ is a specialized cooling device which allows families more time to grieve and bond with their baby after their demise.

The CuddleCot™ is a compassionate way to provide grieving time for families experiencing loss, and preserves their baby’s appearance, condition, and their dignity. The device offers families the time to create precious memories, keep their loved ones close, enable family and friends to meet their baby, and the time to make necessary arrangements.

“We are incredibly grateful to Stewart’s Shops and the Holiday Match Team for their generous gift,” said Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home Vice President of Business Development Geoffrey Peck. “This contribution will make a meaningful difference in the lives of families during a difficult time, and we are honored to have the support of a community-minded organization such as Stewarts.”

From left: Nathan Littauer Vice President Geoffrey Peck; Stewarts’ Shops Store Manager Oshanda Pollard; Birthing Center Nurse Manager Maureen Mosher; Birthing Center Assistant Nurse Manager Gina Lachmayer; and Birthing Center Ward Clerk Melissa Walker.

The Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match program, a longstanding tradition, involves collecting and matching donations made by customers. Half of the donations come from Stewart’s Shops customers, and Stewart’s doubles every donation, allowing for a significant impact on local communities.

Stewart’s Shops Store 180 Manager, Oshanda Pollard presented Nathan Littauer with a check of $3,000.00 on April 24, 2024. “The Holiday Match program is phenomenal,” said Oshanda. “I hope and pray that people always have just a little to give to such a great cause, because it’s giving back to our community in such a big way. I’ve had all of my six children with Nathan Littauer. With the donation from Stewarts’ Shops to purchase the CuddleCot™, Nathan Littauer can provide a gentle way for grieving parents to mourn the loss of their child.”

“We are thankful to Stewart’s Shops and the Holiday Match Team for their thoughtful and generous grant,” said Maureen Mosher, Manager of the Birthing Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital. “This contribution will have a profound impact on the families we serve, providing some comfort and support.”


About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting

Hospital launches new series “Healthy Eating on the Run”

Social media campaign shows viewers nutritional options

available at Stewart’s Shops.


Tom Mailey of Stewart’s Shops chats with NLH’s Sandra Baldwin

Gloversville, NY…Nathan Littauer Hospital announced today a new program called ‘Healthy Eating on the Run’. With the help of Dietitian, Sandra Baldwin MS, RD. Littauer will launch a series of videos about how to make healthy choices even on the go. The three-part series will be launched on YouTube this week. “We decided to start at Stewart’s, a popular pit-stop when traveling.” said Sandra Baldwin. She continued, “With childhood obesity rates on the rise, I wanted to use a medium like YouTube to deliver that message.” The videos posted on You Tube, show nutritional options one can consider while at Stewart’s Shops.

“It is a realistic approach to eating.” stated Cheryl McGrattan, Public Relations Director for Littauer. “Sandra has a nice way of empowering you – not discouraging you. She understands we are human beings.” Cheryl McGrattan noted, “She even explains how Stewart’s ice-cream can fit into a healthy living lifestyle.”

The hospital worked closely with Stewart’s Shops to produce the series. “When we approached Stewarts with the idea they enthusiastically signed on. With 328 stores they were a perfect partner.” explained Sandra Baldwin. “We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers. Nathan Littauer’s videos will be a good resource for some of our Stewart’s customers to get the most out of their visits to our shops,” said Gary Dake, Stewart’s Shops President.

“I believe awareness is the key to nutrition” states Sandra. According to her, the goal of the series is to empower people to make better choices when on the run. Sandra Baldwin received her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian, and is Certified in Adult Weight Management and Certified in Child/Adolescent Weight Management. “She is uniquely qualified to talk to kids about this topic” explained Ms. McGrattan.

To see the series one can log onto and press on the YouTube icon or by subscribing to Nathan Littauer’s Channel on YouTube. It will also be on their Facebook site. Stewart’s also plans on using the series on their Facebook site. You can see the first series here:

Healthy eating on the run, PART ONE



Nathan Littauer Hospital and Family of Health Services serves Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton Counties Upstate New York with a full-service 74-bed hospital, eight primary care centers, 84-bed nursing home and a community education center. The hospital opened 116 years ago, has 950 employees and recently opened a new Emergency Care Center this spring.