LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts was recently named one of the Essex County grant recipients for the Stewart's Holiday Match program. Stewart's presented the organization with a check for $1,250 in order to help underwrite instructor fees and materials for their free Afterschool Arts Workshops during the 2012 programming year.
LPCA anticipates offering more than 80 different workshops for students ages 4 to 14 years old, which are offered to children from a four-county region. More than 700 students will participate and benefit from more than 200 hours of hands-on instruction with artists.
The LPCA was one of 1,522 outstanding organizations that applied for the grant during the 2011 Holiday application period. In order to qualify, organizations had to be tax-exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3). From Thanksgiving through Christmas countless customers gave to the Stewart's Holiday Match Program, and Stewart's matched their donations.
Together, $1,400, 100 was raised to donate to local children's charities.