Heatly School receives Lowe's Grant for World Drumming Village
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,800 Toolbox for Education grant to Heatly School for a World Drumming Village project.
The World Drumming Village consists of parents, students, and faculty working together to build African drums and then performing a drum circle with a professional percussionist. The drums will then be donated to the Heatly music program for future use. The project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.
"This project is a unique opportunity for students, parents, and teachers," said Music Teacher Tiffany Dzembo. "Not only does it support the music program, but it also brings people together in a positive way."
Heatly is one of more than 585 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2010-11 school year.
“Lowe’s is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting schools like Heatly, we know we are contributing to a cause that’s important to our customers and employees and helping build stronger communities.”
Launched in partnership with PTO Today, a leading organization serving parent-teacher groups, the Toolbox for Education program has provided nearly $30 million through more than 6,000 grants since its inception in 2006. The grants have affected more than 3.7 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects and large schools or school districts may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000 for school improvement initiatives. All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible. Parent groups may apply by visiting www.toolboxforeducation.com.
Since its inception in 1957, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational
Foundation has helped communities nationwide through employee
volunteerism and financial contributions.