Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation are kicking off the New Year by donating $1 million to four environmentally focused charities as a part of their first online community giving campaign.
The charities, AMERICAN FORESTS, Keep America Beautiful, National Park Foundation and Water.org, will each automatically receive a $100,000 grant. The remaining $600,000 will be distributed based on the percentage of consumer votes each charity receives at www.lowes.com/give and on Lowe’s Facebook page. The voting will take place from Jan. 9-21.
Here’s how the four charities will be using the money:
Your vote will help American Forests plant more than six million trees in 2011 and educate the public about the tremendous environmental benefits of healthy forests.
Keep America Beautiful
Your vote will help KAB host its signature community improvement program, the Great American Cleanup, this spring. In 2010, volunteers participated in 30,000 events in 33,700 communities.
National Park Foundation
Your vote will support national park restoration and preservation efforts, connect underserved communities to their parks, and give disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience their national parks for the first time.
Your vote will specifically support Water.org’s long-term development efforts in Haiti to increase the level of access to sustainable, safe water and sanitation services for 50,000 people.
Everyone is eligible to vote once per day, so make sure to go to www.Lowes.com/give starting Sunday, January 9.