11 August 2015
The playground at Carysbrook Elementary was spruced up on Saturday, August 8, by about 20 employees of Lowe’s and community volunteers.
Through Lowe’s community giving program, ‘Lowe’s Heroes’, donations were made of materials needed to build a mulch retention system that was installed by Lowe’s employees and members of the Webelos 2 Scout Pack 138. Mulch was also donated and spread under the playground equipment; two picnic tables were assembled, and the basketball rims were spray-painted.
“Lowe’s has a program where every year they allocate a certain amount of money per store to do a project as a community,” explained Lowe’s Product Service Manger Anthony Davis.
Davis has a child who attends Carysbrook, and his wife is a teacher there, so he was especially aware of needs at the school.
“We are all part of this community, and it is important that we give back,” Davis said. “This is where we live, and I think ultimately Lowe’s goal with doing projects like this one is to help people love where they live. We are part of this community, and we want to love where we live,” he added.
“This is wonderful,” said Carysbrook Elementary Assistant Principal Jennifer Valentine, who described the playground project as one that had “the most immediate student impact.”