Representatives from Lowe’s Home Improvement visited McNabb Elementary on August 28 to donate tools and supplies for the McNabb Makerspace.
Matt Wyman, who teaches fourth grade, said “The tools will be used in our Makerspace to give all of our students the chance to engage in hands-on learning centered around real-world skills such as engineering and design,” said fourth grader teacher Matt Wyman. “We plan to utilize these tools in several service projects around our school and hope to go out into the community with Maker-inspired projects.”
Southside Lowe’s store manager Daniel Keller said the donation from the Southside and Hinkleville Road stores was part of the Lowe’s Heroes community involvement program. Through the program, Lowe’s employees strive to make a difference in the communities where they live and work, while connecting with their customers in and outside of stores.
“We’re excited to help our children in the community to be able to work with tools and have them see that they are able to create, build, and fix items with the proper tools,” said Keller.