C.B. Eller Elementary School receives $32,000 grant from Lowe’s Foundation


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Bucky Keener, front center, store manager of Lowe’s in Elkin, helps present a check for $32,000 to C.B. Eller Elementary School Principal Chad Mann, to right of Keener. Others at the presentation include Jamie Williams, kindergarten teacher, Kathryn Willis, first-grade teacher, Karen Alley, parent volunteer, and Caroline Roberson, third-grade teacher, as well as several Lowe’s employees.


Photo courtesy of Karen Alley

C.B. Eller Elementary School has received a $32,000 grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which will be used to install an HVAC system in the school gym, as well as purchase new iPads and laptops for all teachers.

The gym, built in 1981, didn’t have an HVAC installed at the time. The PTO has worked hard to raise funds to help pay for a system over the years, but this grant will help the project get completed. Having air conditioning in the gym is important for the overall health and safety of the students during P.E. time, but it is also helpful because the gym is a gathering place for various community organizations. The laptops and iPads will be beneficial for teachers as they complete student assessments and facilitate learning.

The Lowe’s hometown grant program is dedicated to helping meet critical needs in the communities where Lowe’s employees and customers live and work.

The C.B. Eller Elementary School grant was recommended by Lowe’s hometown grant advisory committee comprised of representatives from education, recreation and business in Wilkesboro-area communities. The committee reviews applications quarterly and recommends grants to the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation board of directors. The foundation has earmarked $250,000 in annual contributions for Wilkesboro-area community improvement and public school projects.

To apply for a Lowe’s hometown grant, visit Apply for a Grant.

C.B. Eller Elementary is a prekindergarten-through-fifth-grade school in the Wilkes County School System. Located in eastern Wilkes County, near Elkin, the school serves the Traphill, Pleasant Hill and West End Elkin communities.

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 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.

Bucky Keener, front center, store manager of Lowe’s in Elkin, helps present a check for $32,000 to C.B. Eller Elementary School Principal Chad Mann, to right of Keener. Others at the presentation include Jamie Williams, kindergarten teacher, Kathryn Willis, first-grade teacher, Karen Alley, parent volunteer, and Caroline Roberson, third-grade teacher, as well as several Lowe’s employees.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_hometown-grant-pic.jpgBucky Keener, front center, store manager of Lowe’s in Elkin, helps present a check for $32,000 to C.B. Eller Elementary School Principal Chad Mann, to right of Keener. Others at the presentation include Jamie Williams, kindergarten teacher, Kathryn Willis, first-grade teacher, Karen Alley, parent volunteer, and Caroline Roberson, third-grade teacher, as well as several Lowe’s employees. Photo courtesy of Karen Alley

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