In 2010, we focused on helping schools with critical needs. Lowe's Toolbox for Education contributed more than $4.2 million to nearly 1,000 schools in all 50 states. Since 2006, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated nearly $25 million through Lowe's Toolbox for Education to more than 5,400 K–12 public schools, benefiting more than 3 million schoolchildren.
For the second consecutive year, Lowe's partnered with five-time reigning Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, to award additional grants to K–12 schools. These Champions Grants are funded by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, and Lowe's helps administer them. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation distributed $688,000 in Champions Grants to 13 schools in the Johnsons' hometowns in California, North Carolina and Oklahoma. The contribution included $198,000 for science and technology needs, $133,000 for playgrounds and athletic facilities and $88,000 for trade-based programs.
Find out more information about Lowe's Toolbox for Education and learn how to apply at Lowes.com/community. To read about past projects and to Like Lowe's Toolbox for Education, visit www.facebook.com/ToolboxforEducation.