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Lowe's Toolbox for Education® Announces $2.4 Million in Grants to Schools Nationwide

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Grants provide funding for more than 550 projects benefiting K-12 public education</i> </p>

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lowe's Toolbox for Education® Announces $2.4 Million in Grants to Schools Nationwide10:53 EST Tuesday, February 12, 2013 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grants to 559 schools in 46 states throughout the nation. The grants were awarded as part of Lowe's fall 2012 grant cycle for school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education during the 2012-2013 school year. Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more than $34 million in grants to 7,500 schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. The funded projects include technology and safety improvements, library renovations, walking trails and outdoor learning environments. Lowe's has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to more than 1,100 schools in 2012. “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 for thousands of children.” Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more than $34 million in grants to 7,500 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 and school districts are eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. To view the complete list of grant winners and for information about applying for a grant, visit ToolboxForEducation.com. The Spring 2013 grant cycle is open until Feb. 15. Since 1957, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped communities nationwide through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism. ABOUT LOWE'S Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company's signature education grant program, Lowe's Toolbox for Education®, has donated more than $34 million to 7,500 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130212006168/en/ Lowe?s Companies, Inc.Natalie Turner, 704-758-5966natalie.h.turner@lowes.comorSarah-Frances Wallace, 704-758-4339sarahfrances.Wallace@lowes.com