July 18 was a special day for the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, North Carolina, a facility that has served the community for nearly 80 years. Lowe’s presented the community center with a $500,000 grant which will be used to expand classroom and gymnasium areas and provide much-needed space for education and workforce development classes for children and adults.
The community center has served many people in Lowe’s hometown community. All of the activity over the years means it has naturally become a little worn around the edges and could use an update. The donation and renovation will help make the facility more attractive and comfortable for its users, giving them a place to learn.
And it’s not the first-time Lowe’s has pitched in to help enhance this center. Previously, the company funded bathroom renovations.
Julie Yenichek, Lowe’s director of community relations, presented the check on behalf of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
“Service is a cornerstone pillar of what Lowe’s believes – it’s a part of our purpose. We are thrilled to present the Ada Jenkins Center with a half a million-dollar grant to continue doing the work that serves the community where our employees live, work and play,” said Yenichek.
“Lowe’s has been a great partner,” said Georgie Krueger, executive director of the Ada Jenkins Center. “We’ll be able to totally redo a classroom into a two-story classroom. It’ll be a whole new educational experience for youth and adults.”
A group of Lowe’s employees clad in their red vests attended the check presentation event. The Charlotte Hornets were on hand to entertain the kids who attend the center. They experienced a Swarm Squad stuntman do a flying leap over the entire group! Plus, team mascot Hugo had the crowd buzzing with basketball drills and team-building activities.
Check out the video above to see the energy and excitement of the day!