Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School Receives Lowe's Grant For New Library And Media Center

August 25, 2008
$50,000 provides funding for materials and technology

Baltimore, Md. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation to help provide critically needed educational services to middle- and high-school-aged students with autism spectrum disorders.

Grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and materials for the school's new library and media center. The new learning tools include computers, educational books and videos and assistive technology items like talking calculators, recorded books and computer literature sets. The center is slated to be finished in time for the upcoming 2008-2009 school year.

"The funds provided by Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation will ensure that our students are able to continue unlocking their potential and participating fully in school, home and community life," said Terry Scott, education director, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School.

"Lowe's is committed to recognizing and supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers," said Larry D. Stone, chairman, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. "By supporting the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School, we are contributing to a cause that's important to our customers and employees and helping build a stronger foundation for the children who will be tomorrow's employees, homeowners and community leaders."

Since its inception in 1957, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped communities nationwide through employee volunteerism and financial contributions. Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $27.5 million to support community and education projects across the United States and Canada in 2007.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md., serves more than 13,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

About Lowe's

Lowe's is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country. In 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $27.5 million to support community and education projects in the United States and Canada. Lowe's also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe's Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative. Lowe's is a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2007 sales of $48.3 billion and has more than 1,550 stores in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Lowes.com/community.

Media Inquiries:

Brian Johnson
Kennedy Krieger Institute
443-923-7335
johnsonbri@kennedykrieger.org

Maureen Rich
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
(704) 758-2298
maureen.a.rich@lowes.com