Two public schools on Staten Island have been awarded financial grants from Lowe’s, the national home improvement retailer, to support parent-initiated projects.

PS 42 in Eltingville was selected to receive a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to be used for iPad tablet computers for students.

PS 41 in New Dorp was chosen by Lowe’s to receive $4,260 to be used to create a kindergarten art studio.

On Staten Island, there are Lowe’s home improvement centers at 2171 Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor and 2790 Arthur Kill Road in Rossville.

“Through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program, we are acknowledging parent-initiated efforts that enhance the learning environments of children in the communities we serve,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.

During the fall academic term, Lowe’s made awards to more than 585 K-12 schools and parent organizations nationwide, 25 of them in the state of New York.

“By supporting schools in New York, we are rallying behind a cause that is important to both our customers and employees, and we’re helping to build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrow’s employees, homeowners and community leaders,” said Mr. Croom.

Since 2006, the Toolbox for Education program, which was launched by Lowe’s in partnership with PTO Today, a leading organization serving parent-teacher groups, has provided nearly $30 million through more than 6,000 grants. The grants helped over 3.7 million school children.

Parent groups may apply for the Lowe’s grants by visiting www.toolboxforeducation.com.

For more on grants and grant writing, visit Grant Pros.


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