The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to renovate the Hampshire High School library.
The school’s PTO applied for the grant to make HHS 1 of 545 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for improvement projects.
The high school library is an integral part of the students’ learning environment, as well as the only opportunity that many have to use a computer that is connected to internet, the HHS PTO said in a press release. The students need a working library for research, whether it’s for a school project or checking out colleges online, they need a place to study, or they simply need a quiet place to read a good book. We want our students to have a warm, welcoming, working library where they can access everything they need to learn and grow.
The project is scheduled to be completed in late Fall 2019.
“The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program delivers on Lowe’s commitment to improve the educational environment for students across the country,” said Maureen Ausura, chairwoman of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We're honored to work with Hampshire High School to support the needs of our local students, teachers and families.”
Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided nearly $45 million in grants to more than 10,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million students.
Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a range of improvement projects. Schools can receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. o