As schools and students grappled with economic challenges in 2010, we worked harder to help those most in need. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation funded improvements at nearly 1,000 K–12 public schools nationwide through Lowe's Toolbox for Education®. The foundation also increased support for financially vulnerable college seniors through emergency student aid provided to the United Negro College Fund and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Lowe's continued to enhance educational opportunities through Lowe's scholarships and our partnerships with SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and Teach For America. And we extended our support of skilled trades education through new commitments to SkillsUSA® and Skills / Compétences Canada that run through 2014.