BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Adirondack Museum has received a donation in the amount of $500 from Stewart's Holiday Match Program, in support of the museum's resources for area schools and educators.
The funds will be used to provide scholarship assistance to schools that may financially be unable to visit the Adirondack Museum.
The museum offers extensive educational opportunities to local schools including a lumberjack learning program. The museum is both rich in learning as well as conveniently located.
"We are always trying to improve our educational programs in order to attract local schools to take advantage of what we have to offer," said Susan Dineen, director of marketing for the museum.
Stewart's is based in Saratoga Springs and has a long-standing commitment to "giving back" to the community. The company contributes approximately 5 percent of their profits annually and donated $2,250,000 to regional organizations in 2009. Stewart's Shops has a special interest in children, their education, and their recreation.
Stewart's Shops have collected and matched donations in their shops from Thanksgiving until Christmas each year since 1986. In the past year, they received a record number of applications, more than 1,400, requesting over $3.1 million in assistance. They allocated a total of $1,261,800.
The company credits the success of the Holiday Match Program to their customers who make generous contributions, and to dedicated shop partners who diligently collect funds.
For more information, call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.