Lowe’s has a million dollars burning a hole in its apron-pocket. The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has announced it will donate a million dollars to four environmentally focused charities. But it is counting on the public at large to vote. How that money should be distributed among four different charities is the question.
Each of the following charities will receive $100,000 each. Great. But there’s a remaining $600,000 to be allocated to these same organizations. It is up to the voting public to decide how that $600,000 will be distributed among the four. I found it a really tough decision, as each is worthwhile.
You can vote every day, once a day (per e-mail address) until midnight January 21. Click on the link below.
Which organization will get your vote?
Over 32 million acres of the world’s forests are lost each year. American Forests plants millions of trees every year and educates the public about the tremendous environmental benefits of healthy forests. “Since 2000, Lowe’s has worked with our suppliers to ensure that today’s forests can be enjoyed for years to come through the practice of conservation and protection, and American Forests helps extend that commitment.”
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL
(KAB) is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community improvement organization combining education and stewardship to create cleaner communities and public spaces. Each spring The Great American Clean-up helps improve more than 33,700 communities. “Reducing waste in its communities is at the heart of Lowe’s recycling strategies, with proactive programs for battery, appliances and packing materials already in place.”
NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
is the only national nonprofit supporting America’s nearly 400 national parks. Help protect these national treasures. “The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation’s main priorities are education and community improvement projects across the United States, including public spaces and recreation areas.”
One in eight people don’t have clean water. Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has provided access to safe water and sanitation to hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean over the past twenty years. “Funds awarded from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation will support Water.org’s long-term development efforts in Haiti to increase the level of access to sustainable, safe water and sanitation services. Lowe’s is committed to explaining benefits of water conservation in stores and online.”