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Two Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

Gardens With a PurposeLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 33 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants in Florida. These schools received grants during the fall 2010 grants cycle, and they are some of the more than 480 schools or parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

The following schools in our area received grants:

  • Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary School, $3,900.00 for the Dolphin's Reading Garden project
  • John E. Ford Elementary School, $5,000.00 for the Gardens With a Purpose project

“Through Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program, we are acknowledging parent-initiated efforts that enhance the lives of children in the communities we serve," said Larry D. Stone, chairman of Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. "By supporting schools in Florida, we are rallying behind a cause that is important to both our customers and employees, and we're helping to build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrow's employees, homeowners and community leaders."

Launched in partnership with PTO Today, a leading organization serving parent-teacher groups, the Toolbox for Education program has provided approximately $22 million through more than 5,000 grants since its inception six years ago. The grants have affected more than 3 million schoolchildren. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to public schools in the U.S. for a wide range of improvement projects and large schools or school districts may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000 for school improvement initiatives. All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible. Parent groups may apply by visiting www.toolboxforeducation.com.   

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

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