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Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Awards $5000 to Keep Bristol Beautiful

May 09, 2012

Keep Bristol Beautiful and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) has announced a major gift in support of Keep Bristol Beautiful’s mission to engage individuals in local community improvement and environmental projects. The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant of $5,000 is one of 120 merit-based grants awarded nationally to support grassroots community improvement projects ranging from community gardens and tree plantings to litter and debris cleanups, recycling programs, park and playground restorations and beautification efforts.

“We are extremely excited about this grant,” said Kathy Lowdermilk, Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator, “and thankful to Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s for this opportunity.”

The grant program is being supported by Lowe’s company-wide volunteerism effort, Lowe’s Heroes. This initiative offers Lowe’s employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to make their communities better places to live, work and play.

“Keep America Beautiful is proud of the positive impact Keep Bristol Beautiful will have in the Bristol community,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matt McKenna. “We are truly grateful to Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation for its support and leadership that is being demonstrated in community sustainability.”

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated nearly $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2006. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

About Keep Bristol Beautiful
Keep Bristol Beautiful works to protect and preserve natural resources by promoting environmental conservation and recycling efforts, as well as, educating the public on the importance of maintaining and protecting a clean and litter free environment. KBB encourages all members of society to protect and maintain a beautiful and clean community.