To support Habitat for Humanity’s goal of serving one million people annually, we’re launching “Hammers for Habitat.” We’re asking people across the country to volunteer one day of their time to serving in their community. Our hope is that together we can provide stability for families and children through safe and secure homes.
Help us reach our goal of 100,000 volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering with “Hammers for Habitat,” please visit Habitat.org/Lowes.
Lowe’s is committed to making a difference in the lives of students! During the 2013 - 2014 school year, $1.4 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants were awarded to 354 public schools across the country. These grants made it possible for schools to receive crucial technology and safety improvements, as well as library renovations, walking trails and outdoor learning environments.
Today, Lowe’s is excited to announce that we’ll be renewing our commitment to Habitat for Humanity International with a five-year, $23.5 million donation. For more than a decade, Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat to build safe and affordable homes. This partnership has extended hope to more than 3,000 families in all 50 states through revitalization projects and disaster recovery. We look forward to serving many more families in the coming years!
To learn more about our renewed partnership, visit http://bit.ly/1eXq02A.
Lowe’s recently partnered with Rebuilding Together to help families in Moonachie, N.J. whose homes were devastated by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.
More than 150 volunteers including Lowe’s Heroes, NFL players and celebrities came together before the big game to complete critical repairs to 13 homes. Many of these homes received major electrical and plumping repairs, new sheetrock and flooring. The volunteers also partnered with Carter’s Kids Foundation to build a new playground in the area.
"It’s more than just rebuilding the house, it’s like giving us a new start.”-Kristina, homeowner
In 2011, a wildfire burned over 156,000 acres of land near Albuquerque, N.M.. This was followed by strong storms that washed scorched debris into the Rio Grande river, causing this critical water source to run black with ash. All in all, economists estimate that this fire caused nearly $230 million in damage to this area.
In order to provide restoration to the Jemez Mountains and the Rio Grande river, Lowe’s partnered with The Nature Conservancy to financially support the Rio Grande Water Fund. This fund will help ensure clean water for the future!
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful received a $20,000 grant from Lowe’s to revitalize the Mill Creek Greenway Trail in Camp Washington.
Over 20 Lowe’s Heroes and 50 Withrow High School students braved the cold to transform the greenway. The volunteers worked together to landscape a quarter-mile stretch of the trail with new trees, grass and benches.
The community of Sahuarita near Southwest Tucson, Ariz. is coming together in a big way to improve local facilities, starting with a K-8 school, Anza Trail.
Lowe’s donated the paint for an inspirational mural in the school courtyard and partnered with the school, families and community to construct a wooden pergola. This new pergola will serve as the center of school programs for 1,300 students.
The Boys & Girls Club in St. Lucie, Fla. is now enjoying a beautiful plant and vegetable garden! Special thanks to Lowe’s Heroes, Club staff, Club members and local families who dedicated their time and effort to making this garden a success.
This project has “heightened the appreciation of our Club all-around. The community is more involved…we’ve increased parent participation and even staff morale has soared,” said London Reeves, Unit Director.
Congratulations to Sterling Elementary in Brunswick, Georgia! The students and teachers at this school received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. This grant aided in the construction of a brand new pavilion next to the school’s playground. The pavilion will be a fun place for outdoor lessons and shelter from the hot sun during recess.
You can make a difference in a child’s life! Work with your school to apply for a Toolbox grant by Feb. 14: http://bit.ly/1cDw2sk