Close to $280,000 given back to communities across the country through Lowe's Canada Heroes 2017 fundraising campaign

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Aug. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Lowe's Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, is proud to announce that its Lowe's Heroes program raised a total of $279,917. This past April and May, customers in all Lowe's stores in Canada were invited to donate $2.00 or more toward the Lowe's Heroes program to support local community improvement projects. Lowe's Canada matched 50 percent of all funds raised through the in-store campaign up to a maximum of $2,000 per store. The Lowe's Canada Heroes program took place in all 56 Lowe's-branded stores in Canada.

Each year, Lowe's employees team up to provide hundreds of hours of support to local communities as part of the Lowe's Heroes program. The program encourages employees to work together and adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or public school to help make a meaningful difference in the communities in which they operate. Lowe's stores have partnered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, local women and youth shelters, and local public schools.

"100 percent of all proceeds raised through the Lowe's Canada Heroes program are used to support the local Lowe's store's community improvement project. Our employees are deeply committed to this program since its introduction in 2015 and we wish to thank them for their engagement and all the time and effort they invested in this program," says Guy Beaumier, Interim Executive Vice President, Lowe's Canada Big Box Retail. "We take great pride in working with organizations within the communities we serve and are excited to have our customers support the program again this year."

Since its inception in Canada, Lowe's has actively supported various national and local causes to help strengthen the communities in which it operates. The focus of these efforts is directed towards three key community pillars which also align with Lowe's core business of home improvement: Safe and Accessible Housing, Skilled Trades Education and Community Renovation and Improvement Projects.

For more information about the Lowe's Heroes program in Canada, please visit www.lowes.ca/heroes.

About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

List of stores and local community projects

STORE

CHARITY NAME

PROJECT

CALGARY SIGNAL HILL, AB

Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency

Facility improvements

CALGARY - MCKENZIE, AB

Veteran's Food Bank

Refresh

CALGARY - SUNRIDGE, AB

Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society

Apartment unit conversion

CALGARY SHAWNESSY, AB

Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary

Remodel of storage facility for group home youth

NE EDMONTON, AB

Abbotsfield Youth Project

Kitchen, storage and bathroom renovation

EDMONTON WEST, AB

Lois E. Hole Elementary School

Playground build

EDMONTON S COMMON, AB

Youth Empowerment & Support Services Emergency Shelter

Landscaping and interior renovation

LETHBRIDGE, AB

Lethbridge Seniors Centre Organization

Accessibility improvements to facility

CALGARY - CROSSIRON, AB

Airdrie Boys and Girls Club

Painting and building deck for facility

SHERWOOD PARK, AB

Little Warriors - Be Brave Ranch

Shelter renovations

ABBOTSFORD, BC

Better at Home

Renovation to senior residence

NANAIMO, BC

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

Renovation to facility

QUEENSBOROUGH, BC

New Westminster Royal Canadian Legion

Community room upgrade

PRINCE GEORGE, BC

Active Support Against Poverty

Landscaping and gardening

VICTORIA, BC

Victoria Cool-Aid Society

Renovation and repairs to shelter

ANCASTER

Interval House of Hamilton

Facility Refresh

S. BARRIE, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

BELLEVILLE, ON

Salvation Army

Renovation of facility

S. BRAMPTON, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

N. BRAMPTON, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

BRANTFORD, ON

Rosewood House

Renovation of facility

BURLINGTON

Halton Children's Aid Society

Bathroom Updates

CAMBRIDGE

Saint Luke's Place

Beautification of indoor and outdoor spaces for residences

CORNWALL, ON

Agape Centre

Build garden shed for community garden

NORTH ETOBICOKE

Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Gardening and shed for shelter

NE HAMILTON, ON

Good Shepherd Centres - Notre Dame House

Renovation of men's shelter

EAST GWILLIMBURY, ON

Meadowbrooke PS/Maple Leaf PS/WH Day PS

Build buddy benches and landscaping for schools

KINGSTON, ON

Martha's Table

Facility improvements

SW LONDON

Ronald McDonald House

Facility Improvements

N.W. LONDON, ON

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Facility improvements

MILTON, ON

Bob Rumball Association

Community garden

CENTRAL MISSISSAUGA

Whitehorne Public School

Outdoor classroom

NIAGARA FALLS

Heartland Forest

Nature experience revitalization

S. OSHAWA, ON

Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre

Renovation and refresh

KANATA, ON

Boys and Girls Club

Outdoor and indoor renovations

ORLEANS, ON

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Kitchen renovation

NEPEAN

Carleton Heights Elementary School

Outdoor classroom and garden

PICKERING, ON

Durham Youth Housing & Support Services

Outdoor living space and landscaping

SARNIA, ON

Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile

Facility renovation

SAULT STE. MARIE

St. Vincent Place Men's Shelter

New washroom and storage unit

N. SUDBURY, ON

Sudbury Food Bank

Garden boxes, compost boxes and building upgrades

THUNDER BAY, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

N. SCARBOROUGH, ON

Juliette's Place - Homeward Family Shelter

Facility improvements

TORONTO, DANFORTH, ON

Neighbourhood Link

Renovations to seniors drop in room

ETOBICOKE

Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Gardening and shed for shelter

W. SCARBOROUGH, ON

True Davidson Acres (retirement residence)

Restore outdoor living space for seniors

YORK, ON

York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors

Outdoor garden

TORONTO CENTREPOINT, ON

The Redwood

Shelter improvements

MAPLE, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

VAUGHAN, ON

Habitat for Humanity

Home build

W. WATERLOO, ON

Rockway Public School

Play area and outdoor space

WHITBY, ON

Simcoe Hall Settlement House

Kitchen renovation

S. WINDSOR, ON

Arts Council Windsor and Region

Community gallerty space refurbishment

N. REGINA

Ecole Harbour Landing/Ecole Wascana/Plains View School

Playground builds in each school

S. REGINA, SK

Ecole Harbour Landing/Ecole Wascana/Plains View School

Playground builds in each school

SASKATOON

The Lighthouse Supported Living

Shelter Renovation

 

SOURCE Lowe's Canada

For further information: Valérie Gonzalo, Media Relations, Lowe's Canada - RONA, Tel 514.626.6976, media@rona.ca

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