Representatives from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Austell paid a visit to the Fitzhugh-Lee Center of HAVEN Academy on May 14 to announce the school as a winner of a $4,250 grant! Part of the company’s Toolbox for Education program, the grant monies will be used to furnish the school’s brand new greenhouse, an outdoor classroom that helps students learn life skills by growing plants, fruits and vegetables. The produce grown will be used in a variety of ways, including food preparation at school and donations to a local food bank. Students will have an active voice in what they would like to grow and have an opportunity to be a part of a student advisory group.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has supported thousands of grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business.