Building school pride and connecting kids with nature are just two of the remarkable ways that Lowe's Tool Box for Education Grants help schools. To date, they have provided more than $17 million to almost 4,000 schools across the country. What the numbers don't tell you, is how these grants promote parent involvement in schools and bring communities together. Pretty awesome.

Their fall grant cycle is now open. So, if your PTO or PTA  has a beautification project that you are not sure how you are going to fund, be sure to check out their website.  Also, if you want to see what some other schools are doing with their grant money, visit the Lowe's Toolobox for Education Facebook page.