Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Announces $2.4 Million in Grants to Schools Nationwide

  Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Announces $2.4 Million in Grants to Schools
  Nationwide

   Grants provide funding for more than 550 projects benefiting K-12 public
                                  education

Business Wire

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- February 12, 2013

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $2.4
million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education^® grants to 559 schools in 46 states
throughout the nation. The grants were awarded as part of Lowe’s fall 2012
grant cycle for school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education
during the 2012-2013 school year.

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more
than $34 million in gran ...

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more
than $34 million in grants to 7,500 schools, benefiting more than 4 million
schoolchildren.

The funded projects include technology and safety improvements, library
renovations, walking trails and outdoor learning environments. Lowe’s has
awarded nearly $5 million in grants to more than 1,100 schools in 2012.

“Lowe’s is committed to enhancing the educational experience and improving
schools for students across the country through the Lowe’s Toolbox for
Education program,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and
Educational Foundation. “With community support and the hands-on help of local
Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, these funds will go a long way to improve
the future for thousands of children.”

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more
than $34 million in grants to 7,500 schools, benefiting more than 4 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.

To view the complete list of grant winners and for information about applying
for a grant, visit ToolboxForEducation.com. The Spring 2013 grant cycle is
open until Feb. 15.

Since 1957, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped
communities nationwide through financial contributions and support for
employee volunteerism.

ABOUT LOWE’S

Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12
public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature
education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education^®, has donated more than
$34 million to 7,500 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million
schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community
projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity,
Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s
Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30
million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To
learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

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Contact:

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Natalie Turner, 704-758-5966
natalie.h.turner@lowes.com
or
Sarah-Frances Wallace, 704-758-4339
sarahfrances.Wallace@lowes.com
 
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