Lowe's pledges $4 million for education initiatives

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's announced that for the 2011 to 2012 school year it will donate more than $4 million to support education. 

Through its Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, the company is providing funds for school systems across America through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants; Teach for America; Project L.I.F.T; Hispanic Scholarship Fund; Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Lowe’s Scholarships and Carl Buchan Scholarships.

This fall LCEF has awarded more than $1.35 million in grants to 18 schools for school improvement projects including rebuilding and renovation projects, critical repairs and installation of SMART Board technology, among other projects. Additional LCEF grants will be awarded in subsequent grant cycles throughout the rest of the school year.


“Lowe’s is proud to contribute more than $4 million to support education across the country and we’re ready to see these dollars at work to improve schools for our future generations,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s charitable and educational foundation. “These dollars will help close the funding gap facing many schools today and expedite much-needed improvements and upgrades at schools throughout America so that our children have a comfortable, well-equipped environment for learning.”

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