More than likely, you've shopped at a Lowe's Home Improvement, and while they are top of mind for DIY projects and all of your household needs, there is so much more to this company than their brick and morter locations that keep your projects moving forward. Lowe's does an incredible amount of GOOD for the Charlotte community and we couldn't wait to SHARE with you the ways that they help to build a stronger Charlotte in addition to their support of #GivingTuesdayCLT. Check out this quick Q & A to learn more:
We recently learned that Lowe’s has updated its community focus areas, zeroing in on safe, affordable housing and skilled trades. Why these areas of focus?
When you think about Lowe’s business, we’re known for helping with home improvement projects, supporting professional customers and revitalizing communities. We’ve had years’ long partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together, and have seen firsthand the positive impacts safe, affordable homes have on families nationwide. It’s a cause our associates are passionate about too. We recently partnered with Habitat Charlotte to help with its first fully developed street Red Vest Way, named in honor of Lowe’s associates.
Homes and community improvements couldn’t be complete without knowledge of skilled trades. We recognize skilled trades offer career options and economic mobility to interested young people. Lowe’s provides financial support and tool and product donations to nonprofits and schools teaching skilled trades. We also donated a Lowe’s Habitat house to Olympic High School’s construction class, helping students learn valuable skills that can impact their futures.
In what ways does Lowe’s encourage its associates to get involved?
Associates are encouraged to get involved with initiatives to improve their local communities, including Lowe’s Heroes and Give Back Time. Lowe’s Heroes is a company-wide volunteer program that offers Lowe’s associates the opportunity to support local community improvement projects. Give Back Time allows associates to spend eight hours volunteering with a nonprofit of their choice.
It’s no secret that Lowe’s new global technology center is underway in Charlotte and will open its doors in 2021. What impact will this new center have on the Charlotte community?
Lowe’s new global technology center will bring up to 2,000 technology professionals to the community, including 1,600 new hires. We are also long-term partners of E2D, a nonprofit helping eliminate the digital divide by ensuring students have affordable access to essential at-home technology. We’ve donated more than 8,000 computers to the organization so far. We look forward to working with Charlotte tech nonprofits in the near future.
Not only is Lowe’s sponsoring this year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT, but you all are also providing CLT with a unique way to give back through $100 gift cards. Tell us more about that!
During Giving Tuesday, anyone can nominate a Charlotte nonprofit for a $100 Lowe’s gift card by stopping by #GivingTuesdayCLT’s headquarters. We are constantly looking for ways to help nonprofits in our community and enjoy hearing how gift cards are able to further their missions.
What is one thing you would like Charlotte to know about Lowe’s that they may not already know?
Lowe’s calls Charlotte home, and we’re committed to helping the city continue to thrive through nonprofit partnerships that promote skilled trades and safe, affordable housing. We look forward to creating a new future with you.