Mills Lawn to Transform Outdoor Space May 19
Community members are invited to join Mills Lawn School to transform an outdoor area on our school grounds with the help of a Lowe's grant and employees.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at Mills Lawn for the groundbreaking and a fun day of transforming our grounds.
Mills Lawn School is the recipient of a $13,699 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation for the School/Community Outdoor Restoration for Education, or SCORE project. Mills Lawn is one of 593 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2016 grants cycle for improvement projects.
The SCORE Project is a project-based initiative Mills Lawn students are leading to rehabilitate and restore the southwest area of the schools’ grounds (the former tennis courts). The goal of the project is to transform the space into an outdoor learning/collaboration space as well as an outdoor recreation space for community and school use. Sixth grade students in Mrs. Sarah Amin's class designed plans for the area, and a panel of judges selected the final design on May 10.
“Thanks to Lowe’s support, this project will provide an authentic, project-based learning experience for our students that results in a new outdoor space to benefit our school and our community,” said Principal Matt Housh. “Restoring this area of our grounds has been a long-term goal and we are excited to work with our community to develop this area into a new asset for our community.”
Since its inception in 2005, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $45 million in grants to more than 10,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Schools 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 America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017