Lowe’s is accepting project nominations for Lowe’s Hometowns. Now in its third year, the five-year, $100 million impact program revitalizes community spaces including food pantries, veteran support programs, first responder facilities, affordable housing services, and community gardens.
Now through Feb. 19, people across the country are encouraged to go to Lowes.com/Hometowns to nominate a project to be part of Lowe’s Hometowns.
This year, Lowe’s associates will complete nearly 1,800 projects to improve their communities,
including 100 signature grant projects selected through nominations and 1,700 selected by
Lowe’s associates. Each project is supported by knowledgeable Lowe’s red vest associates,
who contribute tens of thousands of volunteer hours and leverage Lowe’s vast product
assortment, services and network of Pros to bring the renovations to life.
“We have a responsibility to the communities we serve to be part of the solution to their most
critical issues. Giving back is core to who we are and made possible by our associates’ ability to
get things done,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s chairman and CEO. “Lowe’s Hometowns projects
are helping to improve millions of lives across the country, and I’m excited to see the meaningful
impact this program will make in 2024.”
In 2023, Lowe’s partnered with music icon and Tuskegee, Alabama native Lionel Richie to turn
an undeveloped plot of land into a vibrant community space across from historic Tuskegee
University. “Hello Park” is expected to open this spring.
“Seeing Hello Park come to life in a place that is very special to me is a dream come true. We
all have ideas and inspiration to improve the places that are special to us,” Richie said. “The
park will soon be a space for the community to enjoy nature and reflect on the history of the
Lowe’s associates also helped turn an unused space into a community gathering hub for
veterans transitioning out of homelessness at Americans for Independent Living in Waterloo,
Iowa; renovated the Wedington volunteer fire station in Fayetteville, Arkansas; and built and
landscaped a playground and play space specially crafted for deaf and hard of hearing children
with Aid the Silent in San Antonio.
“Deaf children with cochlear implants cannot play on plastic playgrounds because the static
electricity wipes out the programming of their implant,” said Emma Faye Rudkin, founder and executive director of Aid the Silent. “Our families are beyond ecstatic about having a safe place
for their deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children to play, do homework and hang out.”
Since 2022, with the help of program implementation partner Points of Light, the Lowe’s
Hometowns signature grant program has renovated 149 community centers, affordable housing
facilities, shelters and food pantries; refurbished 15 first responder, veteran and military family
facilities; and built and improved 54 community gardens, parks and playgrounds – among many
other impactful projects.
“We’re proud to work alongside Lowe’s and be their trusted program partner to create an
incredible investment that positively impacts communities. Time and time again, we’ve seen
Lowe’s Hometowns projects inspire community members to come together to address needs in
their own neighborhoods,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, Points of Light president and CEO. “This
program creates a powerful and needed platform to build connections that serve to strengthen
and benefit communities for years to come.”