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Lowe's donates $50,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Plain

Lowe's recently donated $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

Here is a press release on the announcement.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain has been selected by Lowe's as a recipient for the 2017 Lowe's Renovation Across the Nation (RAN) grant. This $50,000 grant will allow for renovations of the bathrooms, art room, pre-teen room, and gamesroom at the Washington Unit. In addition to installing carpet and repainting the walls, this renovation will allow the Club to serve more youth. Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Lowe's launched Renovation Across the Nation in 2016, in which the company provided $50,000 grants to at least one deserving Club in every state. "We are honored to be this year's recipient for the state of North Carolina," says Chief Development Officer, Theresa Gilmore.

The construction and renovation at the Club will begin this month and is expected to be completed by January 2, 2018. "As a result of the renovations to the Club and repurposing the current space, the building will have enough space to allow for an increase in average daily attendance by 40%, 29 members per day," stated Washington Unit Director, Darnell Maye. Programming in the Club will continue to focus on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain encourages the community to visit their local Lowe's Home Improvement for an in-store fundraising campaign, "Back2School." Customers are invited to donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register, with funds being split between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs. The Back2School campaign runs until September 5, 2017. Lowe's and Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to the long-term health of local communities by Building Great Futures for today's youth, which starts with a safe, productive and fun place for kids and teens to go during non-school hours. 

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are five Clubs located throughout Pitt County, two in Beaufort County, one in Lenoir County, two in Martin County, one in Greene County, three in Carteret County, and three in Craven County serving approximately 2,000 members daily. Club programs focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities. For more information, visit the Clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call (252) 355-2345.

 


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