On October 23rd the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club’s games room got a facelift with new paint and flooring thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. The remodel was part of the Lowe’s Heroes Program. The program’s mission, which began over 10 years ago, is to transform lives by volunteering in their local communities to help make a difference with local nonprofits. Along with the Heroes Project, Lowes has a National Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support Clubs across the country.
“Back in February store manager Darrell Smiley reached out to me, asking to meet to see how Lowe’s could help our Mount Vernon Club” said Mount Vernon Club Director Angela Freeberg. “All of our Club locations had just received new toolboxes as a gift from Lowe’s, and I was excited about the potential to work with them.”
After assessing the top needs of the Club, Darrell and his team went to work on the project. Over a three day period volunteers from the Lowe’s team spent long hours helping tear out the old flooring, painting and beautifying the games room. The Club’s Torch Club members came to help with the painting. “I liked painting. I would love to do it again.” said Torch Club member Eleanor. “It looks a lot better.”
During the remodel, Cornwall Church allowed the Club to use their space as a temporary Club site for the kids, and the Mount Vernon School District was able to adjust transportation and provide food. On Thursday, October 26th the kids were excited to be back in the Club and were all super excited about the new look. The Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club would like to thank Lowes, and the community for coming together to see the project through.