In Lake George, a local company is helping kids learn about the environment by supporting the Lake George Association's Floating Classroom. Stewart’s Shops recently donated $1,000 to the program through its holiday match. The Floating Classroom gives schools in the Lake George watershed a free hands-on educational experience conducting experiments and taking samples in and around the lake The program supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education with regard to water resources and protection of the environment. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas of last year, the Stewart’s Holiday Match program raised more than $1.74 million, half from customers and half through a company matching grant.
In the Capital Region, local companies are helping children and families in need, and even abandoned pets, stay warm in the winter by purchasing and distributing blankets. Companies work with the South Carolina-based Twill to purchase the organic blankets, which employees and company officials then deliver to non-profits such as youth organizations, veterans hospitals, mental health associations, animal shelters and other places where people in need of warmth and comfort can benefit from a new blanket.
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