Posted on September 7, 2018

Lowes Gives Members a Place to be Proud

Members of the RISE Boys & Girls Club received a big surprise on their first day of after-school programming – a completely remodeled Club.  Twenty volunteers from Lowes stores throughout the city dedicated two full weeks to renovating the space, located in the basement of a historic, 1870s building in the heart of Weinland Park.  The team of volunteers cleaned, painted, installed new flooring, remodeled the kitchen and café, built custom lockers for members to store backpacks and coats, and branded the space.  The result?  A place that the 82 kids who attend daily can truly be proud of. “Now, this is my Boys & Girls Club,” beamed eleven-year-old Destiny as she entered the newly remodeled café.  As members ran excitedly from room to room, they discovered a few other surprises including a new foosball table, two new flat screen TV’s, an Xbox and a microwave, all courtesy of Lowes.  “We are so fortunate to have this incredible partnership,” said Taylor Hallowell, Annual Giving Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus.  “Because of the passion and dedication of Lowes Heroes, our kids have a safe and inspiring place to come to each day.”