ATLANTA — Lowe’s has donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America so the organization can refurbish clubs across the country. Lowe's grants of up to $50,000 will fund repairs and renovations at 20 Boys & Girls Clubs, from northern Washington State to South Florida.
A partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2009, Lowe's selected the clubs based on immediate facility improvement needs, the creativity of the projects and the potential impact on youth members. Club staff will work to complete the projects in 2013. At many locations, Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers will provide hands-on help with the improvement projects.
"We are very thankful for Lowe's continued support over the past few years, providing essential updates and improvements for our Clubs throughout the country," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "This $1 million investment will help provide places where our club members can grow and develop the skills they need for a great future."
Boys & Girls Clubs work each day to help young people reach their potential and achieve success. Since 2009, Lowe's has contributed $4 million in grants to fund improvements at more than 80 clubs.
"For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have delivered high-impact youth development programs that promote academic success, good character and healthy lifestyles," said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's director of community relations. "With the $1 million donation and the help of our Lowe's Heroes, we're able to improve our local communities and support the development of tomorrow's leaders."
As part of the $1 million contribution, this year’s grant recipients are:
- A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club — Birmingham: $48,200 to upgrade electrical systems and energy efficiency
- Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama — Huntsville: $50,000 to replace flooring and renovate kitchen
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula — Menlo Park, $13,500 to expand administrative building
- Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside — Oceanside, $50,000 to repair and upgrade soccer field
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento — Sacramento, $38,000 to repair and renovate game room and physical fitness area
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica — Santa Monica, $50,000 to construct a new teen center
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County — Santa Rosa, $25,000 to upgrade flooring and paint
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Saint Lucie County — St. Lucie, $42,000 to renovate basketball court and paint
- West Springfield Boys & Girls Club — West Springfield, $43,000 to renovate bathrooms
- Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City — Atlantic City, $50,000 to renovate teen center
- Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County — Trenton, $28,000 to replace gym floor
- Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe — Akwesasne, $41,000 to repair bathrooms and flooring
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady — Schenectady, $49,500 to upgrade club entry and expand education center
- Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House — Glen Cove, $25,000 to refurbish arts center
- Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Gaston County — Lowell, $32,000 to install air conditioning in gym
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Pennsylvania — Harrisburg, $44,000 to add education area to teen center
- Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station — Corpus Christi, $8,850 to upgrade exterior and paint
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth — Fort Worth, $25,000 to renovate teen center
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County — Bellingham, $44,000 to expand educational area
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County — La Conner, $43,100 to renovate bathrooms, walls and windows