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Lowe’s grant helps Overdale upgrade its playground

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 HILLVIEW - Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5 000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Overdale Elementary School in Hillview for renovation of their school playground.

Overdale Elementary is one of more than 580 schools cross the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

Old wooden mulch was removed, and colorful new rubber mulch was installed in the playground. The project was completed in July 2013.

“Lowe’s is committed to enhancing the educational experience and improving schools for students across the country through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “With community support and the hands-on help of local Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, these funds will go a long way to improve the future of thousands of children.”

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $36 million in grants to 8,000 schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren.

Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Large schools or school districts may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com.   

Since 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve communities across North American through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.