Lowe’s Hometowns helping local nonprofits
Over the last 100 years, Lowe’s has grown from a small-town hardware store in North Carolina to one of the largest home improvement retailers in the world. We are fortunate that Lowe’s calls the Charlotte region home for their headquarters.
In 2022, they launched their Lowe’s Hometowns initiative as part of a 5-year, $100 million commitment to make a positive impact in local communities. Based on the results of the inaugural program, more than 1.4 million people across the country are anticipated to benefit from last year's 100 signature projects within one year of completion.
Now through February 20th, Lowe's is accepting nominations for the second year of this initiative where local non-profits can be considered for one of their 100 signature project grants.
Here are the 2022 Lowe’s Hometowns grantees in Charlotte:
- Do Greater Charlotte - builds creative confidence in underserved and under-resourced communities through design, entrepreneurship and innovative technology.
- Do Greater Charlotte was awarded a $100,000 grant to restore and revitalize their Tech Hub and continue construction and grounds improvements to the CRTV (Creative) Lab @ Shiloh located in the Camp Greene/Ashley Park communities.
- Hope Haven - Hope Haven is a Therapeutic Community that provides a foundation of recovery for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder, so they can build healthy independent lives.
- Hope Haven, Inc. was awarded a $175,000 grant to renovate an old conference center on their campus to establish The Forum at Hope Haven, a new center for training and collaboration for the nonprofit community.
- Roof Above - is a comprehensive homeless services provider working to end homelessness. They offer everything from street outreach and basic services, to shelter and housing, impacting over 1,200 individuals daily.
- Roof Above converted a former Quality Inn hotel to SECU The Rise on Clanton, a permanent supportive housing community with 88 studio units as an affordable housing option for those experiencing chronic homelessness. They hosted a volunteer event in conjunction with Lowe’s Red Vest associates to work on its Lowe's Hometowns project. This signature project created an outdoor gathering space at the apartment complex.