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Monday, Oct 3, 2005

Target Corp. Supports Hyde's School Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2005

CONTACT: Stacey Mattison, Communications Manager, 518-792-1761 x 20,


Hyde Receives Grant From Target Stores For School Programs

Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection has announced it is a recipient of a $2,000 grant from Target to support the Museum’s 2005-2006 School Programs. Each year, The Hyde introduces art and history to nearly five thousand teachers and students from forty area school districts. At no cost to the students or their respective schools, participating teachers can either choose from sixteen unique standardized programs or have a program built as a compliment to their specific needs and classroom curricula. All of The Hyde’s School Programs meet New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, English Language Arts, and/or Social Studies and utilize the permanent collection, consisting of both old and modern masters, as well as any relevant temporary exhibitions. Program specific writing and hands-on art activities are available for all participating teachers and students. The Target Corporation grant enables The Hyde Collection to continue to serve as a valuable free resource to all area schools.

This grant is part of the ongoing support Target provides to local communities throughout the country. Every week Target gives more than $2 million to strengthen families and communities across the nation, with a focus on education, the arts, social services, and other vital community partnerships. "At Target, we are making a real difference every day through our grantmaking program," said Laysha Ward, Vice President, Community Relations, Target. "We’re proud to partner with The Hyde Collection as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work."

Additionally, Target also gives back through signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include:

  • Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising program

  • Ready. Sit. Read!, a program dedicated to fostering a life-long love of reading in children

  • Start Something, a partnership between Target and the Tiger Woods Foundation, which helps kids build core values

  • Target House, which serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and

  • Target Volunteers, where Target team members and retirees annually donate more than 300,000 hours of time to more than 7,500 community-based projects


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