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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Gwinn, Mich.

    A $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant enabled Gwinn Middle School to purchase much-needed computer equipment. The equipment helps student learn about how computers operate, how to shop for their parts and how to build computers. Since 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has donated more than $42 million in grants to improve 9,600 schools. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Habitat for Humanity Dallas

    More than 80 Lowe’s Heroes teamed up with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and community volunteers to complete beautification projects in Mill City. Volunteers transformed two vacant lots into a community garden and an outdoor classroom. Lowe’s provided a $70,000 grant to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity for the beautification projects. The grant is part of nearly $1 million in funding Lowe’s awarded to 11 Habitat affiliates for neighborhood revitalization projects. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Wilson, N.C.

    Margaret Hearne Elementary School received a $45,480 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to install 24 doors in classrooms. The school’s open classroom concept had led to routine noise interruptions in addition to safety concerns. The funding helped the school install new doors and improved students’ focus in addition to their safety. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Hopkinsville, Ky.

    The Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County completed critical kitchen updates thanks to help from more than a dozen Lowe’s Heroes. Volunteers painted the facility’s kitchen and installed a new sink and stove. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Kankakee, Ill.

    A $25,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant enabled King Middle Grade School to update its library. The funding helped the school replace all of its furnishings, shelves and flooring. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Stamford, Conn.

    Davenport Ridge Elementary School created a green classroom with a $3,200 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. The funding helped the school upgrade landscaping, power wash structures and spread ground material. The improved outdoor classroom provides the students with a safe and updated space to play and learn. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Boys & Girls Club Concord, N.H.

    Lowe’s Heroes and members of Team Lowe’s Racing renovated the exterior of the Boy & Girls Club of Greater Concord before the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Crew chief Chad Knaus worked alongside the Lowe’s volunteers and club members to paint and landscape. Learn more about Lowe’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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    SkillsUSA Woodland, Colo.

    Woodland Park High School renovated its welding lab with the help of $15,000 Lowe’s grant. The grant funded safety upgrades to the fume extraction system and helped the school build new welding booths that will allow students to improve their technical skills. Lowe’s Heroes worked side-by-side with students to complete the project.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Centerville, Ohio

    Thanks to a $4,200 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, W.O. Cline Elementary started the 2014 school year with an updated front entrance. Students and teachers worked to create a space with trees, plants and boulders. The space provides a learning place for students as well as a welcoming environment for visitors. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Sherman Oaks, Calif.

    Millikan Science Academy received a $10,058 Lowe’s grant to purchase robotics equipment and iPads. Students will be able to use the iPads to do research and take their robotics designs to the next level. Millikan Science Academy was one of more than 1,000 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for school improvements. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Albany, Ore.

    More than 80 Lowe’s Heroes from the Lebanon Regional Distribution Center worked with students and parents at Sunrise Elementary School to landscape the entrance of the school and playground. Volunteers removed and trimmed bushes, installed 10 benches and painted playground equipment. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Suffolk, Va.

    With the help of a $19,465 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, John Yeates Middle School created the Energy and Weather Station Program. The program is part of an indoor/outdoor classroom where students learn seemingly abstract concepts in a hands-on lab and couple reading, writing, math and social studies with computer sciences in an interactive environment. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

    A $4,025 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant enabled Rim of the World High School to construct working wind turbines on its campus. Students study the mechanics of wind power and have gained the practical experience to help them better understand its use of as a source of alternative energy. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Wilkesboro, N.C.

    Wilkes County Schools received a $194,500 Lowe’s grant to implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) investigations project at four middle schools. The project is designed to challenge and engage the natural curiousity of students. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Stockbridge, Ga.

    Red Oak Elementary School received a $25,000 Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation grant to facilitate much-needed playground renovations. More than 100 community members, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, installed new equipment and landscaped to make the playground more interactive and enjoyable for students. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Sheboygan, Wis.

    A $3,500 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant helped Sheboygan South High School install 10 raised garden beds along with picnic tables and benches for staff and students to use. Culinary arts students use produce from the gardens in their curriculum and in school lunches. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    SkillsUSA Eustis, Fla.

    The Lake Technical Center used a $24,050 Lowe’s grant to upgrade its automotive room. The updates have allowed students to restore cars for several local veterans. The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has contributed more than $11 million to SkillsUSA.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Kissimmee, Fla.

    More than 20 Lowe’s Heroes adopted Sunrise Elementary School for their annual volunteer project. The Lowe’s team updated the school’s exterior with new plants, flowers and mulch. Since the late 1990s, Lowe’s employees have been teaming up through the Lowe’s Heroes program to make our communities better places to live. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Boys & Girls Club Topeka, Kan.

    Lowe’s awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka a $48,912 grant to complete major renovations. Lowe’s Heroes got involved by donating their time to help paint the reading room and assemble and stock book shelves. The funds also will be used to upgrade kitchen equipment and several other classroom spaces. Learn more about Lowe’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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    Boys & Girls Club Honolulu

    Lowe’s provided a $25,000 grant to improve the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, and Lowe’s Heroes donated their time to help. Volunteers installed new countertops, cabinets and appliances in two kitchens. Lowe’s grant also funded updates to the gameroom and lobby. Since 2009, Lowe’s has donated $5 million in grants to improve 100 clubs across the United States. Learn more about Lowe’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs.
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    Skills Canada Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

    As part of Lowe’s support of trades education, 32 Skills Canada chapters received grants totaling nearly $200,000 for community improvement projects. Students from Bev Facey High School now have the equipment and resources to repair roofs, creating a more realistic learning environment for the students.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Tampa, Fla.

    A $4,970 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant enabled Stewart Middle Magnet School to purchase new chairs, tables and painting supplies to spruce up its library. This area has become a collaborative space for both small groups of students and entire classes. Since 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has donated more than $42 million in grants to improve 9,600 schools. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Bolingbrook, Ill.

    Jane Addams Middle School used a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to make the school’s garden more accessible. Volunteers planted edible vegetation and installed seating areas for staff and students to enjoy the garden. Since 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has donated more than $42 million in grants to improve 9,600 schools. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    SkillsUSA Latrobe, Pa.

    Students at Eastern Westmoreland Career Technical College completed the construction of a STEM Outdoor Learning Center, thanks to a 20,000 Lowe’s grant. The 900-square-foot, timber-frame building will be used by students to study alternative energy and other green technologies. The learning center includes a full-sized vertical windmill, a solar array and a weather station. The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has contributed more than $11 million to SkillsUSA.
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    Boys & Girls Club Springfield, Mass.

    A 50,000 grant from Lowe’s enabled the Springfield Boys & Girls Club to complete much-needed repairs and upgrades. The grant funded the installation of a new sports court and backboards in the gym. It also helped the club remodel its program performance stage and repaint both gyms. Since 2009, Lowe’s has donated $5 million in grants to improve 100 clubs across the United States. Learn more about Lowe’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs.
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    Boys & Girls Club Sioux Falls, S.D.

    The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire used a $25,000 Lowe’s grant to remodel several rooms. The teen room, game room, education room, entryway and stairway were repainted, and the carpet was replaced in the teen room and game room. The club also replaced broken furniture and purchased new wall decor and storage cabinets. Learn more about Lowe’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Boston

    Patrick Lyndon Pilot School implemented the Building Machines and Robotics Afterschool Program for second through fifth-grade students with the help of a $17,500 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. The grant funded much-needed computers, projectors, software and supplies. The afterschool program engages students in fun and challenging activities that develop their STEM knowledge. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Eagle River, Alaska

    More than 100 Lowe’s Heroes came together to help with critical updates at the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers installed cabinets, countertops and new appliances. Lowe’s Heroes also painted the kitchen and built new cubbies. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    SkillsUSA Princeton, W.Va.

    Mercer County Technical Education Center used a $25,000 Lowe’s grant to build a general store to sell items grown and created by the school’s students. Students in masonry, carpentry and pre-engineering classes built and manage the store, which gives the SkillsUSA members a real-world experience to develop entrepreneurship, marketing and management skills.
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    The Nature Conservancy Baltimore

    Lowe’s support of The Nature Conservancy has helped expand the Nature Works Everywhere gardens program to more than 4,000 students in Baltimore, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Nature Works Everywhere is part of a new STEM curriculum that brings the conservation science of the world’s leading environmental organization into the classroom, impacting close to a million students. Since 2005, Lowe’s has contributed more than $9 million to The Nature Conservancy.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Milwaukee

    The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $29,000 grant to the Urban Ecology Center to support technology improvements at the Washington Park branch. Funds were used to provide hardware infrastructure and install technology to help the branch serve as a full-functioning environmental community center. The improvements will help the center carry out science-based, hands-on educational programming. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Habitat for Humanity Seattle

    Lowe’s Heroes partnered with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County to paint and replace siding on a home in the White Center community. The work was made possible by a $70,000 Lowe’s grant to help complete up to 10 home repairs in the community. Lowe’s awarded nearly $1 million in funding to 11 Habitat affiliates nationwide for neighborhood revitalization projects. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Habitat for Humanity Dallas

    Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter joined Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s to celebrate the 31st Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Volunteers repaired more than 100 homes during the weeklong event, and Lowe’s donated $250,000. More than 100 Lowe’s Heroes helped frame new homes, repair and paint existing homes and update landscaping. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Harriman, Tenn.

    Lowe’s Heroes partnered with Roane County Habitat to assist a homeowner in need. Volunteers helped build the exterior walls and framework. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Dandridge, Tenn.

    The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $9,495 grant to Mountain View Youth Development Center to fund the purchase of tools and materials for its carpentry class. The grant allowed students to build 88 computer workstations and a computer resource room. The funds also were used to help renovate a library. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    The Nature Conservancy Austin, Texas

    The Nature Conservancy received a $230,000 Lowe’s grant to protect water quality and watershed health in central Texas through policy initiatives based upon scientific research and tools and through traditional land restoration work. The grant has helped protect nearly 200,000 acres of land that helps provide drinking water for millions of local residents. Funds also contributed to the development of scorecard tools for rivers and the monitoring of aquatic health and aquifers.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Swarthmore, Pa.

    The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $21,550 grant to A Better Chance Strath Haven. The organization provides a supportive, nurturing environment for promising, motivated minority students from underserved communities to help them prepare for college. The funds helped the program renovate scholar housing, replace flooring and update kitchen appliances. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Keep America Beautiful Youngstown, Ohio

    Lowe’s contributed a $5,000 grant to Youngstown Litter Control & Recycling to help fund the United Way 2014 Day of Caring Blight Remediation Project. Lowe’s Heroes partnered with nearly 300 volunteers to paint, remodel, clean and organize homes in Youngstown’s North Side. Lowe’s stores also contributed an additional $2,000 in supplies for the event.
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    American Red Cross Buffalo, N.Y.

    Lowe’s partnered with the American Red Cross to assist homeowners after unprecedented accumulations of snow in parts of western and central New York. Lowe’s donated shovels, tarps and other critical supplies to residents. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with the Red Cross.
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    The Nature Conservancy Albuquerque, N.M.

    Lowe’s invested $150,000 in the creation, development and implementation of The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund, an innovative conservation initiative that will bring clean water to half of New Mexico’s population for decades to come. The fund will invest in the restoration of forested lands upstream so that clean water can be secured for downstream communities such as Albuquerque. Additionally, the Rio Grande Water Fund will create jobs in rural communities, provide wood materials for locally sourced products and protect habitat for numerous species.
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    Keep America Beautiful Louisville, Neb.

    Lowe’s contributed a $10,000 Community Improvement Grant to Keep Cass County Beautiful to renew the Cedar Creek park. The grant funded more than 40 conifer and deciduous shade and flowering trees. The addition of the trees will provide a sound barrier from the noise of trains, habitat for wildlife and shade to attract visitors. Local Lowe’s Heroes helped plan the project and select the tree species.
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    Rebuilding Together Garner, N.C.

    More than 100 Lowe’s Heroes partnered with Rebuilding Together to provide critical home repairs, safety improvements and other repairs for four homes. Volunteers also assembled and distributed energy efficiency kits to homeowners in the Greenbriar neighborhood and joined Carter’s Kids to build a new playground for the community. Lowe’s provided a $130,000 grant to Rebuilding Together to support this project. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Rebuilding Together.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Helena, Mont.

    More than 15 Lowe’s Heroes helped update a facility for Family Outreach. Volunteers partnered with the nonprofit to paint the inside of the facility and update the landscaping. Family Outreach provides home-based education support services to individuals with disabilities or developmental delays. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Habitat for Humanity Moss Point, Miss.

    Ednearl Epps’ home was unlivable because of hurricane damage, termites and mold. Lowe’s partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help him build a new home during Habitat’s 2014 National Women Build Week. Lowe’s committed $1.75 million to the program, providing $5,000 grants to more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Baltimore

    More than 80 Lowe’s Heroes in Baltimore partnered to improve a recreation center dedicated to helping homeless youth find a safe place to get back on their feet. Volunteers painted the outside of the center and the playground, gutted an overgrown alley to improve access to the center, resurfaced the basketball court and updated landscaping. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    SkillsUSA Martin, Ky.

    The Kentucky State Parks received a $42,310 SkillsUSA/Lowe’s Schools in Need grant to provide tools and supplies to students at two eastern Kentucky career and technical centers to build benches and tables for state parks in the region. With the help of Lowe’s employees, the students stayed on budget and picked up some construction best practices. The benches were placed along the Dawkins Line Rail Trail.
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    The Nature Conservancy Chicago

    Lowe’s provided a $150,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy to underwrite several programs to promote and expand volunteer opportunities in Illinois. The grant helped launch web-based communication tools to profile preserves, advertise monthly volunteer workdays and provide instructional training videos. In addition, the grant providing training and supplies for nearly 30 volunteer groups.
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    Habitat for Humanity Chicago

    Lowe’s contributed $250,000 to Windy City Habitat for Humanity to help revitalize the West Pullman neighborhood. More than 120 volunteers completed projects, including painting, siding, landscaping and critical porch and ramp repairs benefiting 13 families. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $1 million to 11 Habitat affiliates for neighborhood revitalization projects. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Atlanta

    More than 75 Lowe’s Heroes partnered to update Our House & Genesis Shelter, an organization that serves homeless babies, children and families throughout Atlanta. Volunteers installed new carpet, blinds and cabinets, painted the interior and built a new storage bin. The updates will help the organization better meet the needs of the women and children it serves. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Habitat For Humanity Warner Robins, Ga.

    More than 20 women offered their time to frame doors and windows for Houston County Habitat for Humanity homeowner Nannetta Tennyson and her three children. The project was part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week. Lowe’s committed $1.75 million to the annual event, providing $5,000 grants to more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide. More than 13,000 women, including approximately 900 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, participated in the event. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity
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    Lowe’s Heroes Tampa, Fla.

    More than 60 Lowe’s Heroes surprised Homeless Emergency Project, Feeding America Tampa Bay and the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay with a total of $45,000 in donations for special projects, updates and repairs at their facilities. Tampa was one of five cities across the country Lowe’s Heroes visited to provide funding and volunteer support in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Volunteers helped sort and pack donated goods, organize a community garden and decorated the facilities for the holidays. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Keep America Beautiful Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Lowe’s provided Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful a $20,000 grant after Colorado’s El Paso County Parks experienced significant flood damage resulting in $1.6 million in restoration and repair costs. The grant funded a volunteer tool trailer, including wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and safety gear. The trailer improved project logistics by keeping tools organized, in good condition and deliverable to multiple project locations.
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    Lowe’s Heroes Ontario, Canada

    More than 10 Lowe’s Heroes partnered to improve the Gleaners Food Bank in Belleville. The food bank served approximately 4,000 residents in 2013. Learn more about Lowe’s Heroes.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Ontario, Canada

    The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation donated $100,000 to fund the renovation of hockey rinks at Pine Point Arena and Lions Park Arena. Lowe’s Heroes partnered with members of the community to update the rinks to ensure local residents continue to have access to safe arenas. The project is part of Lowe’s Canada’s five-year rink renovation program benefiting youth hockey teams and Lowe’s store communities. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Calif.

    Nearly 150 Lowe’s Heroes partnered with Rebuilding Together to renovate two buildings at Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch, a nonprofit community farm and education center. The team also provided critical home repairs to two homes in the Cordova Meadows neighborhood near the farm. Lowe’s Heroes made repairs, accessibility modifications and other safety improvements as part of a $130,000 Lowe’s grant. Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s also partnered with Carter’s Kids to build a new playground for the community. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Rebuilding Together.
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    Lowe’s Foundation Oakland, Calif.

    The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $25,000 Community Partners grant to GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer that leads teams of volunteers to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners. The grant funded the equipment and construction materials to complete solar installations for five families. Learn more about the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
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    Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles

    More than 200 volunteers participated in the 10th annual Power Women Power Tools build event as Lowe’s partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and local volunteers to help frame first-story walls on seven homes. Local Lowe’s stores also hosted clinics before the build to teach the basics of framing and creating raised garden beds. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
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    Rebuilding Together Phoenix

    Lowe’s awarded Rebuilding Together a $160,000 grant to make critical home repairs during Kickoff to Rebuild. More than 20 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers sealed the home by replacing roof fascia and exterior siding. The volunteers made the home more accessible by installing a walk-in shower and replacing the carpet. Lowe’s Heroes also repaired plumbing and restored hot water service, and repainted the kitchen, living room and dining room. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Rebuilding Together.
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    Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Redhouse, W.Va.

    With a $4,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, Hometown Elementary School purchased a greenhouse to enable students to grow food for the school cafeteria. The greenhouse has provided the students with an opportunity to serve the community, live a healthier lifestyle and apply science in the real world. Learn more about Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.
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    Habitat for Humanity Milwaukee

    More than 15 women partnered with Lowe’s Heroes to help Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homeowner Celeste Moore put the finishing touches on her home in Washington Park. Volunteers installed locks, insulated pipes, caulked windows and mounted blinds. The work was part of Habitat’s 2014 National Women Build Week, funded with a $1.75 million contribution from Lowe’s. More than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide received $5,000 grants. Learn more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.