Lowe’s helped King Middle Grade School in Kankakee, IL, to completely renovate their outdated library that was once used as an industrial arts shop class with a new ceiling, new paint, new shelves, and new carpet.
Campaign is now closed.
The grant recipients of the Letters to Lowe’s campaign have been announced.
What is Letters to Lowe's?
This year, Lowe’s will reach 10 years of helping more than 10,000 schools create better educational experiences through its Toolbox for Education grant program. To celebrate this exciting milestone and keep the momentum going, Lowe’s is asking students and teachers from across the country to tell us how $25,000 can help their schools become a better place to learn.
4 Schools $25,000 Each
Through this special Letters to Lowe’s writing campaign, four public schools will be awarded $25,000 and receive hands-on assistance from our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers.
Students at public K-12 schools are encouraged to work with their teachers to submit online letters and photos detailing how a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant can help improve their school. Lowe’s will narrow the selection to 10 finalist schools and then invite friends, family and supporters to vote for the top four. We will then announce the final four recipients of the $25,000 grants and bring these ideas to life with the help of our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers.
Final 4 Schools Announced
Lowe’s is committed to improving and strengthening the communities where our employees and customers live and work. We believe K-12 education is the foundation to building bright futures and stronger communities. That’s why for 10 years, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program has supported K-12 public school improvement needs by providing them with the necessary resources to create a safe, positive environment for students to learn.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants have funded projects in all 50 states including technology upgrades, playground refurbishments, community gardens, library renovations and safety improvements. Read about some of our most memorable projects from the past 10 years of Toolbox for Education.
Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC, was able to upgrade their computer lab with brand-new monitors, keyboards and computers with fast processers with the help of Lowe’s. Lowe’s also addressed the uncomfortable heat in the computer lab by providing the school with fans.
Lowe’s support enabled Richland Elementary School in Lynnville, TN, to build an outdoor classroom with a garden where students can grow their own vegetables to be served in the school cafeteria. The youngest students also use the space to plant bulbs and visualize the patterns as the plants grow.
With help from Lowe’s, Truman Elementary School in Lackawanna, NY, was able to add playground equipment for their students including swings, ride on toys, seesaws, and picnic tables. They also installed rubber mulch and a chain link fence around the playground to help ensure the safety of the students.
Lowe’s helped Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, NV, build a robotics design center with the latest tooling, machining, and computers to support the school’s robotics team. The team helps inspire young individuals to pursue careers in science and technology.
More than 50 Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers helped bring a long planned outdoor learning environment including a year-round greenhouse to reality at Sope Creek Elementary School in Marietta, GA.
Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation would like to congratulate the four schools across the country that received the most votes for their school improvement projects.
Thank you to all the students and teachers who submitted Letters to Lowe's!
For schools interested in applying for a Toolbox for Education grant, the next cycle opens on December 18, 2015. Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants program has two cycles per year awarded in the spring and fall. Lowe's Charitable & Educational Foundation limits organizations to one application within a 12 month period.
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