Playground Expansion Project
TRUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES $62,030 GRANT FROM LOWE'S FOR EXPANSION OF PLAYGROUND
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $62,030 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Truman Elementary School for the Truman School Playground Expansion Project.
Truman Elementary School will use the grant to add playground equipment including swings, ride on toys, seesaws, and picnic tables. They will also install rubber mulch and a chain link fence around the playground to help ensure the safety of the students.
“Lowe’s is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers,” said Larry D. Stone, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting schools like Truman Elementary School, we believe we are contributing to a cause that’s important to our customers and employees and helping build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrow’s employees, homeowners and community leaders.”
Truman School had held fundraisers the past three years to build a playground for students after the previous playground, owned by the city, was declared unsafe and taken down.
“With fundraiser and community support, we were able to build a basic playground in 2008,” said Mrs. Angela McCaffrey, Federal Programs Administrator for Lackawanna City School District. “Lowe’s generosity will Truman School services grade levels Pre-K through 2nd. Truman School prides itself on the staff, parents, and community diligently working to maintain a safe positive learning environment for these young children. Truman School is committed to providing a quality education for all of our children. We believe that this can be accomplished with parents, teachers, staff, and community members working together to promote the best interests of children. To learn more about Truman Elementary School, visit www.lackawannaschools.org and click on Truman School.
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 brought more than $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2005. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.