Charitable giving: Lowe’s helps schools

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in Spring 2012 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants to 543 schools in 47 states. 

The grants were given to schools and parent organizations for parent-initiated, school-improvement projects. 

“Lowe’s commitment of $2.3 million to Toolbox for Education grants underscores our dedication to education throughout the country,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “These funds will go a long way to improve the future for thousands of children in 543 schools throughout the United States. These dollars will help close the funding gaps our schools face and help expedite needed improvements and upgrades.” 

The projects funded during the spring grant period include technology and safety improvements, library renovations, walking trails, greenhouses, outdoor learning environments and more.