VOA-GNY Selected as Part of Lowe’s 2024 Hometowns Community Impact Program

June 25, 2024 – Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) has been selected as part of the 2024 Lowe’s Hometowns program, a five-year, $100 million commitment to rebuild and revitalize community spaces nationwide.

As one of 100 community projects that make up this year’s grant recipients, the Lowe’s Hometowns grant will enable VOA-GNY to renovate and beautify common and outdoor spaces at Rose House, one of our permanent supportive housing programs for adults who are formerly homeless. The changes include new furniture and appliances, updating electrical work, and improving the building’s outdoor areas—changes that will brighten up the building and make its shared spaces more functional and inviting for residents.

This year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects benefit 87 communities across 44 states and Washington, D.C., and will address needs specific to each community, from housing and community centers to outdoor spaces and facilities for first responders and veterans. Each project will receive a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make meaningful impact in their communities. At the core of this commitment are Lowe’s red vest associates, who share a passion for giving back to their communities and provide support to every Lowe’s Hometowns project.

Since launching in 2022, the Hometowns grant program has renovated 149 community centers, affordable housing facilities, shelters and food pantries; refurbished 15 first responder and veteran/military family facilities; and built and improved 54 community gardens, parks and playgrounds—among many other impactful projects.

Earlier this year, Lowe’s partnered with Sheinelle Jones and the TODAY Show to transform the outdated common room at one of VOA-GNY’s Bronx family shelters into a welcoming gathering space where families can enjoy special events or cool off during the hot summer months, children can play and do homework, parents can complete online courses or employment training, and more.

Visit Lowes.com/hometowns and follow #LowesHometowns on social media for more details on this year’s projects.

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