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Mar. 1, 2018
HCC Forms Partnership with Lowes Heroes for Childcare Center
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) partnered with the Lowes Heroes program to transform the playground area of the HCC Childcare Center.

As part of a Lowes Heroes grant program, a partnership with Lowes Distribution proved to be a great success. Dr. Michael Elam, president of HCC, said that the generosity of Lowes and regional director Nathan Sidden altered the project into much more than imagined.

"Originally, we applied for $500 to replace the walkway covering at the playground," Elam said. "When Nathan Sidden came out for a site visit, the project grew beyond our expectations." As the project grew, Sidden and his team increased the Lowes giving, transforming the current playground into a top-notch facility.

After visiting the site, Elam said Sidden wanted to ensure that the children at the childcare center had an exceptional play area. Lowes donated rubberized mulch for the playground, making it safer for the children, as well as hypoallergenic. Finally, to complete the initial stage, Lowes provided sod for the remainder of the playground.

According to Elam, the Lowes partnership has been critical in improving the lives of area children. Lowes increased the donation from the initial $500 to more than $5200.

For more information on the STEM project, and the contributions of Lowes Distribution, please contact Daniel Lovett at dlovett037@halifaxcc.edu or 252.536.7275.
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