Wal-Mart, Inc. Supports Adirondack Museum´s Classes for Schools
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, N.Y. Caroline M. Welsh, Director of the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York is pleased to announce the receipt of a donation from Wal-Mart, Inc. The $1,000 gift will underwrite the purchase of teaching objects and other supplies for school classes.
The museum´s school programs make learning about Adirondack history fun and memorable. Museum Educator Christine Campeau says that the Wal-Mart funds will be used to purchase additional teaching objects such as reproduction period clothing, animal puppets, and camping gear, as well as art supplies and storage containers.
According to Lori Emery, Community Involvement Coordinator at the Queensbury, N.Y. Wal-Mart, although the Wal-Mart Foundation selects Community Grant recipients, individual stores are encouraged to give back to their immediate communities in proportion to their annual profit. Local stores receive and recommend applications for assistance.
The Adirondack Museum is grateful to Ms. Emery and the entire staff of the Queensbury Wal-Mart for supporting its grant application.
Wal-Mart has a longstanding commitment to making an impact in the communities it serves. Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton introduced the philosophy, "Operate globally, give back locally."
The Wal-Mart Foundation supports local, state, and national organizations, providing opportunities for individuals and families to live better. The Foundation´s four areas of focus include education, health, job skills, and sustainability.
The Adirondack Museum tells the story of the Adirondacks through exhibits, special events, classes for schools, and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Open for the season through October 19, 2008. For information about all that the museum has to offer, please call (518) 352-7311, or visit http://www.adirondackmuseum.org