PTCC Receives $500,000 Donation from Target Corp.

Target Corporation has made a generous donation of over $500,000 worth of furniture to Pine Technical and Community College (PTCC) to enhance the experience for their students at the developing Lakeside Student Housing project.

PTCC staff had the opportunity to visit one of Target’s former office towers in Minneapolis, where workers have mostly gone remote following the COVID-19 pandemic and selected needed furniture from several floors. The donation includes a range of essential items such as desks and storage for each student, soft seating, booths, tables, chairs, televisions, whiteboards, benches, and more. These furnishings aim to enhance spaces for relaxation, study, and daily living for students.

“Target Corporation’s donation is the single largest donation in the PTCC Foundation’s history. “The gift allows the college to enhance the student experience with high quality and functional furniture and allows PTCC students to study and socialize in the same furniture that corporate professionals use.” says PTCC President Joe Mulford.

“We are grateful to Target Corporation for this historic donation to both PTCC and the East Central Minnesota region. This donation directly benefits students and will allow the college to focus resources on other student needs.”

The Lakeside Student Housing project has seen remarkable progress and the former nursing home has undergone a significant transformation. Many areas would be unrecognizable to former residents and staff. Although the exact date for occupancy is still not finalized, the facility continues to develop.

Also, in progress is the conversion of the former clinic on the east side of main housing building, which will become both a daycare and student recreation space for all students – including those who do not rent from Lakeside. PTCC is working with an architect to develop final plans for renovating this space.

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