The 35th Annual Stewart’s Holiday Match campaign kicked off on Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Day at all shop locations.
The program supports nonprofit organizations impacting children.
Last year, customers donated an incredible $895,000 to the program, doubling to more than $1.88 million with the Stewart’s match. The funds were able to support 1,715 local children’s organizations across the 32 counties where Stewart’s Shops are located, company officials said.
Local organizations impacting children are encouraged to apply for funding online at www.stewartsshops.com/holiday-match/holiday-match-overview. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18, and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization. A listing of all the local organizations that received funds last season is available online.
Stewart’s Holiday Match is a 501c3 foundation; all donations are tax-deductible. Stewart’s gladly accepts funds from groups or businesses, but only matches individual donations.
LOOK Media Resource Inc. received a grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation to produce the first, in a series of educational videos.
Wellspring Cares and LOOK Media Resources are partnering to develop a series of videos to highlight the vital work they do in the community. The program focuses on educating youth and adults about the dynamics of abuse. The intent is to raise awareness for the multiple ways abuse occurs, how to identify it, the affect it has on our lives and the actions we can take to prevent it.
The first is “Think About It in a New Way.”
The videos will be used in schools, adult programs, seminars and in the shelter.
LOOK MEDIA reaches over 750,000 people with OTA digital broadcast transmission from Albany County to Essex County. It is also available on Spectrum cable, online and social media, as well as other digital platforms and devices.
For more information visit: lookmediaresource.org.
The Arrow Family of Companies donated $100,000 in November to 20 local nonprofit organizations in support of programs that benefit the economic well-being of families. This funding is a special contribution as part of the Arrow Family’s second annual Thankful campaign, and is in addition to its normal annual giving.
The Arrow Family of Companies, which includes Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co., Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. and Upstate Agency, LLC, is reaching out this month to the 20 community partners from Albany to Plattsburgh and thanking them for their mission-driven efforts.
All beneficiaries of the $100,000 provide services within Arrow’s eight-county footprint. Organizations receiving funds were: Adirondack Community Action, Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC Clinton County), Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, Glens Falls Area Youth Center, JCEO, L.E.A.P., LifeWorks Community Action, Literacy Volunteers of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties,.
North Country Ministry, North Country Workforce Partnership, Salvation Army, Southern Adirondack Child Care Network, SEAT (Social Enterprise And Training) Center, Tri-County Literacy Center Inc., Warren-Washington Assoc. for Mental Health, Warren County Employment and Training Administration, and YWCA NorthEastern NY.
To learn more visit gfnational.com/Thankful or upstateagency.com/Thankful.
The Glens Falls Farmers’ Market is now at the Aviation Mall food court area every Saturday through April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Over 25 food and craft vendors will be featured each week. Items for sale include vegetables, eggs, cheese, baked goods, artisan breads, dairy products, fresh and dried herbs, spices, soaps, artisan crafts and more! The market will also showcase live music from local musicians each week.
“We are excited to build a new relationship with such a longstanding business as the Glens Falls Farmers’ Market,” said Aviation Mall general manager James Griffith. “We appreciate the opportunity to work together and are grateful to be able to offer the space that will allow the market to grow.”
Since 1976, the Glens Falls Farmers’ Market Association has been bringing locally grown, produced and crafted products to Glens Falls and the surrounding communities. The market is “producer-only” meaning the people who are selling at the market are also the people who have grown or produced the products.
TCT FCU is offering local high school seniors a chance to win scholarships for college.
TCT FCU is participating in the New York Credit Union Association’s statewide credit union college scholarship program, which provides credit union members with scholarships.
To be eligible, students must be high school seniors attending two- or four-year accredited educational institutions for the first time in the fall of 2022. They must also be members of TCT Federal Credit Union or another participating New York credit union.
Students/applicants will be competing against other credit union members from across the state. Applicants will be judged based upon academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of written essays.
Last year, the New York Credit Union Association awarded $30,750 in scholarships to 41 students through the program. In addition, TCT Federal Credit Union awarded nine scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact TCT Federal Credit Union by phone at 1-800-721-8288 or visit our website at tctfcu.org
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Aviation Mall has announced special hours and initiatives to make the holiday season safeand memorable.
A listing of hours are available at www.shopaviationmall.com/event/2021-holiday-hours.
Aviation Mall marketing director Teresa Hanley said retail experts cite significant expected issues with online shopping this year, including an unprecedented shipping backlog and unavailability of online product, encouraging consumers to start their holiday shopping earlier in the season and in person to guarantee a successful holiday shopping outcome.
“Our tenants are stepping up with stocked shelves, additional seasonal employees and earlier deals and discounts to help ensure our shoppers have a successful holiday shopping season,” she said.
For more information on the upcoming holiday season or Aviation Mall’s comprehensive safety and sanitizing measures that have been implemented to help protect shoppers, tenants and employees at Aviation Mall—and to check the individual hours of tenants—visit www.shopaviationmall.com.