Skills/Compétences Canada, Lowe’s Renew Toolbox for Education Grant Program
OTTAWA — Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades, has announced that Lowe’s will be renewing its Toolbox for Education Grant Program for 2013. This will be the third year that Lowe’s, in partnership with Skills/competences Canada, offers the program benefiting students and educators in Ontario and Alberta.
The Lowe’s funding program is aimed at engaging students and teachers looking to improve their school campus, curriculum delivery or surrounding community. The contribution supports High School based projects currently in place in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, and will expand to other regions as Lowe’s establishes retail locations in other communities. Some of the projects completed over the years include School Landscaping Projects and Rotating Student Art Exhibits. For a list of the Ontario and Alberta high schools participating in the 2013 program, click here.
Lowe’s has also recently announced a new fundraising project, “Never Stop Improving Canada,” which will support an even greater number of schools and communities, while continuing to support causes that reflect Lowe's community relations mandate. This new peer-to-peer program allows individuals to easily set up a fundraiser by selling $50 Lowe’s gift cards to their friends and family. For each card sold, Lowe’s will donate $20 in supplies towards their school's building or community project. For more information, visit www.lowescanada.flipgive.com.