By: Mike Rhodes—
Don’t you just love it when dozens of volunteers come to your house and donate their time to spruce it up? And bring their own equipment and materials with them?
Wait, you mean that hasn’t happened to you?
Well it has for the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. And things are looking very good, indeed.
For the last two days, dozens of volunteers from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Heroes project have donated time, materials and equipment to spruce up the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. Lowe’s has an interest in community revitalization and a history of giving back to the community. So, they partnered with the 8twelve coalition (part of Habitat for Humanity) and selected the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie as their Heroes Project.
“Basically, Lowe’s said they wanted to come over and give our building a face-lift for our kids, said Jodi Martin, Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. “They have fixed the basketball goals outside, they have power washed the building, they took out all of our plants and replanted, added new mulch to the grounds, painted the flag pole and entry rails and bicycle racks. Just a whole lot of things to make our building look better for the kids.”
The City of Muncie’s Park and Recreation department provided a scissor lift to easily power wash the high areas of the building.
Keystone Klippers is a Boys & Girls Club program for 13-18 year olds that is an actual lawn mowing business. Kids involved with the Keystone Klippers will be responsible for keeping the new flowers, flower beds and shrubs maintained.
“It’s just made a huge difference,” said Martin. “We are so appreciative to Lowe’s and all the volunteers who have been part of this project.”
About the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie was founded in 1933. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. You can learn more at www.bgcmuncie.org. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Club at email@example.com or (765) 282-4461.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live.
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