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Posted On: 2017-03-13 10:18 AM
For Immediate Release
13 March 2017
Sequoia Charter School
K-12 and Deaf School
1460 S. Horne St.
Mesa, AZ 85204
SEQUOIA CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE'S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT
"SEWING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE"
$2,000 will provide funding for the Horne Campus Garden
Mesa, AZ — The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grant to Sequoia Charter School in Mesa for: Revitalization of the current school garden by providing supplies for the improvement of overall planting conditions.
Sequoia Charter School is one of 593 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2016 grants cycle for improvement projects.
The garden area, which measures approximately 20' X 45', was originally funded by a community educational grant. The fence surrounding the area was a former student's Eagle Scout Project. In past years the area has fallen into disrepair. Students, teachers, and parents have all shown an interest in bringing this lovely little garden, located in the middle of our campus, back to life. The Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant will help by providing square foot gardening box soil, seeds and plants as well as watering system materials and supplies to repair the existing 4'chain link fence. The project is scheduled to be completed before November 2017.
Gardening is a great way to learn to manage troubling and difficult times through the solitude of the quietness of gardening. With young people, gardening can mold and enhance the qualities of creativity, curiosity, perseverance and passion for seeing an idea or a dream come to "fruition". In addition, It is a wonderful opportunity to teach our students to appreciate the work, patience and rewards of growing their own food.
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.
To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the fall 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 volunteerism.
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 nearly $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit the Lowe's Open House digital newsroom at newsroom.lowes.com.