Lowe's Toolbox Grants


$5,000 will provide funding for Agra Public Schools Safety Zone Project

Agra, Ok – The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Agra Public Schools in Agra for the safety improvements of the district.  This grant will go toward improving communication within the district and with local emergency authorities to protect students and staff in the event of an emergency.  It will also ease daily communication between sites. Agra Public Schools is one of 545 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for improvement projects.

This project will provide communication bases at the high school and the elementary school, which will allow administrators, security officers, and local authorities communicate directly using mobile devices during an emergency.  These will also be used on a daily basis for recess communication and bus arrival and dismissals. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Fall 2019.

“The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program delivers on Lowe’s commitment to improve the educational environment for students across the country,” said Maureen Ausura, chairwoman of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We're honored to work with Agra Public Schools to support the needs of our local students, teachers and families.”

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided nearly $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. 3, 2015.    

To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the spring 2015 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® 100 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 $225 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 LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.