In Today’s News

May 18, 2016

Congratulations Princeton Elementary School

$27,968.01 will provide funding for Expanding Our Musical Horizons

Princeton, Maine– The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a

$27,968.01 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Princeton Elementary School in Princeton

for renovation of a classroom to accommodate the school’s growing music program. Princeton

Elementary is one of many schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox

for Education grant this spring for improvement projects.

With nearly 90% of the school participating in the music program, the students at Princeton

Elementary have simply outgrown the current music room. With the help of Lowe’s Toolbox

for Education Grant the students will soon be moving to a larger classroom. Funds from the

grant will provide soundproofing for the room as well as shelving for storage. The grant will

also make possible the installation of an interactive white board for use with computer

assisted lessons. In addition, the classroom will be equipped with a full line of world drums

and orff xylophones. Finally, the school’s 30 year old piano will be replaced with a new

digital keyboard. The project is scheduled to be completed for the start of the new school


“It is so exciting to see our students recognized for their hard work and dedication to the

music program”, said music teacher Alice Sullivan. “This renovation will give them the space

and materials to continue to grow and learn.”

Since its inception in 2005, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $45 million

in grants to more than 10,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants

are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement

projects. Schools may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups

and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com. The fall cycle will open Aug. 1,


To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the

spring 2016 winners tab, which will list the school and the supporting Lowe’s store available

for assistance.

Since 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve

communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee


About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the

communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community

improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational

Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more

than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our

communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and

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