Lowe's gives away $2.3M in education grants

MOORESVILLE, N.C — Through its charitable and educational foundation, Lowe's has awarded more than $2.3 million in Spring 2012 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants to 543 schools in 47 states throughout the nation. The grants were given to schools and parent organizations for parent-initiated school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education.

The projects funded during the spring grant period include technology and safety improvements, library renovations, walking trails, greenhouses, outdoor learning environments and more.

“Lowe’s commitment of $2.3 million to Toolbox for Education grants underscores our dedication to education throughout the country,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “These funds will go a long way to improve the future for thousands of children in 543 schools throughout the United States. These dollars will help close the funding gaps our schools face and help expedite needed improvements and upgrades.”

Launched in partnership with PTO Today, a leading organization serving parent-teacher groups, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program has donated more than $30 million to 6,000 schools since its inception in 2006. The grants have benefited more than 3.5 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Large schools and school districts are eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000.

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