T.C. Knapp Elementary Receives $83,000 Grant

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded an $83,000 grant to T.C. Knapp Elementary in the Perry Local School District for an Outdoor Discovery and Learning Center.  The new environment will provide students with opportunities to learn in context and by practical engagement and personal discovery.

“Lowe’s generosity exemplifies their dedication to community improvement,” said Linnea Gallagher-Olbon, principal of T.C. Knapp.

Since its inception in 1957, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped communities nationwide through employee volunteerism and financial contributions.

“Lowe’s is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers,” said Larry D. Stone, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.  “By supporting schools like Knapp Elementary, we are contributing to a cause that’s important to our customers and employees, and we are helping build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrow’s employees, homeowners and community leaders.”

About T.C. Knapp

With approximately 390 students, preschool through 5th grade, Knapp prides itself on its “Excellent” rating from the Ohio Department of Education and strong focus for teaching and modeling good character development.  To learn more about T.C. Knapp Elementary, please visit perrylocal.org/ and click on Knapp Elementary.

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, SkillsUSA/Skills Canada, and The Nature Conservancy, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities in North America. In 2009, Lowes’ and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support community and education projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  For more information, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

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